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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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Amazing Beauty inside this building

Old World charm and cavernous feeling once you are in the middle and see the high painted ceilings and the intricate stained glass windows.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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English first
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62 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Old World charm and cavernous feeling once you are in the middle and see the high painted ceilings and the intricate stained glass windows.

Thank ChiefPontiac
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Church outside and inside are so extraordinary architecture . From the stained glass, solid granite columns, older wooden pews, and the beautiful grottos. The wife and I enjoyed our time here. We spent a few hours here.

Thank Dean L
Nashville, Tennessee
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am not a huge church person but was told this one was something to see I was not disappointed, and would defiantly recommend to other people.

Thank K6574CAheatherr
Birmingham, Michigan
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77 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

This is a gorgeous old church! when you walk in it's everything you want to see in a catholic church and more. There is a beautiful stone grotto to Mary in there, and it has a great location across from Greektown Casino right in Greektown. Great place to stop in for a prayer and light a candle.

Thank Rebecca A
Redford, Michigan
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Beautiful, very old Catholic Church in the middle of Greektown. Stained glass, statuary, pews, everything you hope to see in an old Catholic Church. Definitely work stopping here.

Thank Catherine S
Fort Wayne
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33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

The church is also know as the Church of the Grottos as they have three in the rear of the church. There is much history to the church and adjoining building. The church has a pamphlet explaining some of the history and architectural details of the building.

Thank Frank C
Cleveland Ohio
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80 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

I try to visit a catholic church in every city we visit - The stained glass, architecture, and artwork are breathtaking. This church is no exception and is in a convenient location to the Greektown neighborhood - take a few minutes to stop in and wonder at the old world charm and find a bit of peace in your travel.

1 Thank rachael s
Plymouth, Michigan
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29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Amazing architecture and statues in this old church. Don't miss the beautiful grottos in the rear of the church. Felt very welcome.

1 Thank nmm044
Fort Myers
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This is like going back in time or going to see magnificent churches in Europe...What a beauty..A treasure.

Thank CATFortMyers
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Not sure where Clifford C. went, but you would be hard pressed to find churches this beautiful in Europe. Parish is active and vibrant and welcomes thousands of visitors each year. Well worth a visit for prayer, meditation, Mass or just to soak in the architecture and beauty

1 Thank Paul S

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