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Saint Mary Star of the Sea

1010 Windsor Lane, Key West, Key West, FL 33040
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Ranked #4 of 84 attractions in Key West
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
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Lake Villa, Illinois, USA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

For all Catholics in Key West on vacation don't miss the opportunity to attend Mass at this beautiful gem. Basilica is perfect for this place and Mass on Sunday was even air conditioned.

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New York City, New York
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71 reviews 71 reviews
13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

This church provides a welcoming, as well as spiritual, experience. And their Mass schedule provides several options for worship.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful church with an interesting story about the construction of the church, it's use as a hospital during the Spanish/American war, and later the grotto which was built on it's grounds.under the supervision of Sister Louis Gabriel. It's worth a visit while in Key West.

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Key West was hit by the worst hurricane in its history on September 10, 1919. Over 800 people were killed. The exact number will never be known. St. Mary Louis Gabriel, a nun assigned to the diocese, set out to pray that Key West would never bear the full brunt of a hurricane again by building a magnificent prayer grotto.... More

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Wanted to attend mass with the family and Saint Mary Star of the Sea made us feel welcomed. Nice to be out of town and find a good Catholic Church and feel at home. Thanks Father!

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Freehold, New Jersey
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77 reviews 77 reviews
30 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

One nice thing about being a Catholic is that you can attend mass anywhere in the world and you know what to expect. Same with this church. I was not impressed with the architecture or the ornamentation, I have been to much nicer shrines, but it is still always good to attend mass in a new area.

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Vidor, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I love to attend Mass while on vacation. The grounds of this Basilica were gorgeous. The grotto was one of the most beautiful I've ever seen.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

It is no wonder that St. Mary's is now a Basilica. The first time I attended mass the doors that line both sides were open with light breezes and small birds would fly in and out! I always remember that. Visitors are made to feel at home. The priests are awesome. I also attended a children's weekly mass where the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Enjoyed going to Mass there Sunday morning. My wife and I walked there it was wonderful !! Beautiful Church and grounds they also have an Adoration Chapel well worth the trip !! Enjoy everyone !

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We enjoyed the Sunday morning mass. They made visitors feel welcome..they had very beautiful grounds, gardens, quiet & pretty prayer gardens. We visited several and there were still more to see. The priest was very friendly and talked to everyone after mass in front of the church.

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