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St. Mary's Basilica

Address: 231 N. 3rd Street, at Monroe Street, Downtown, Phoenix, AZ 85004-2219
Phone Number: 602 252 7651
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Ranked #14 of 89 Attractions in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Seattle
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Stumbled across St. Mary's while wandering around downtown. It is a beautiful old spanish style church. The stained glass is gorgeous and you get to see where the pope knelt oh and it's free!

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Jasper, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

There are statues and a fountain in the garden that are just beautiful. and the way they did the lights on the trees was just beautiful. They have the circle of peace statue!

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Lafayette, Indiana
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75 reviews 75 reviews
39 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

While on vacation recently in the Phoenix area, I attended Sunday Mass @ St. Mary's. I was very impressed with the Basilica. The Spanish-style exterior is beautiful, the interior is fairly simple but tastefully decorated, and the grounds are very inviting. The priests seemed involved with the parish and the congregation seemed very inviting. Tip: If you are visiting the... More 

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AZ
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177 reviews 177 reviews
120 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

On a city tour, I learned the difference between a cathedral and a basilica, which is if the Pope visited then it is a basilica. JP II came here I think in the 1970s. The buildings interior looks fairly typical at first glance, but once you focus in on the architectural details, you notice all sorts of attractive and inspirational... More 

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Winter Park, Florida
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56 reviews 56 reviews
15 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

When I saw the Basilica while walking past it during a lunch break, I couldn't wait to go through those doors. But due to my busy schedule while in Phoenix, I had to wait several days before that moment became a reality. It was worth the wait. Actually, my first stop was at the gift shop at the sidewalk level,... More 

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St. Louis, MO
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220 reviews 220 reviews
18 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Very nice place. Not opulent but a neat historical site being the first catholic church in Phoenix. Great park and grounds around the cathedral and very nice little gift shop and staff.

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Sequim, Washington
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We were in Phoenix so my wife could attend a conference. We attended the 9 am Sunday Mass and were impressed with the music and warm friendly people. The church itself is beautiful and I went back the next day to visit the church and revel in its inspiring architecture and peaceful atmosphere. The history of the church -- officially... More 

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Chugiak
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Beautiful and fun to see in the city. Husband and I explored the city and found this hidden little gem, not what you would expect to see in downtown Phoenix area. Worth the side trip.

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Houston, Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Having been to many Cathedrals, Churches, and even St. Peter's Basilica it was probably not among the top 10 but it was a very nice Basilica. I was most impressed with the exterior which was designed in typical Arizona style.

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So, Minnesota
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17 reviews 17 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Beautiful with exceptional grounds surrounding. I would have liked to attend a weekday morning Mass but the time was only 12:05 and not possible with meetings.

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