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Old St. Mary's Church

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Address: 646 Monroe Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226
Phone Number: 313-961-8711
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Place to Pray

VIsit St Mary's for the architecture and stay for the prayful atmosphere. I have visited this house of worship many times. It is one of the most peaceful, prayerful places I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 18, 2014
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Brownstown Township, Michigan
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Brownstown Township, Michigan
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67 reviews 67 reviews
28 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

VIsit St Mary's for the architecture and stay for the prayful atmosphere. I have visited this house of worship many times. It is one of the most peaceful, prayerful places I have ever experienced. My stress melts away when I enter the doors.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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47 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Was here for a wedding and what a beautiful church this is. Amazing stained glass, paintings, statues and details. The location is within easy walking distance of Greektown so it would be worth stopping in if you are in the area. Still in great shape, you can tell that it has been well maintained. Great stop.

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michigan
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Attending mass at Old St. Mary's is a traditional, reverent experience. One of the most beautiful churches in Detroit.

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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

One of the oldest catholic churches in Detroit. Very nicely maintained and close to Greektown and the restaurants.

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Stevensville, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This church is amazing, even for a non-catholic like our family. Not only the church's interior is gorgeous, the church itself has an amazing history over 200 years with 2 restorations. Needless to say, this is the most prominent Catholic church around.

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Dryden, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We went to this church for a friends wedding and it was absolutely gorgeous! The noise inside the church was perfect, when we exited, there were loud cars being worked on/engines being revved.

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ST. George, Utah
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We aren't Catholic, but heard it was amazing and found a Priest that was nice enough to let us inside! The architecture is amazing!

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Rochester, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

For close to 200 years, Roman Catholics have worshipped here. Rebuilt after a fire in the 1880s and restored again in 1984, this is one of the most beautiful, most respectful religious icons in America.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

It is a n awesome experience to experience the historical churches the formed the foundations for Detroit families, businesses, and and values. Lovely church and history!

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Jacksonville, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

If you are into history this is a pretty neat place. It has a lot of history and the building is old. Not a lot to say about it but if you are wandering around downtown it is worth a peek. A bit of nice and quiet.

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