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St. Mary's Assumption

2030 Annunciation St., At Josephine, New Orleans, LA (Lower Garden District)
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Ranked #97 of 174 Attractions in New Orleans
Description: A grandly baroque church that also happens to be where Fr. Francis Seelos, the hero of the yellow fever epidemic of 1867, lies buried.
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Miami Beach, Florida
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110 reviews 110 reviews
39 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

The church itself is beautiful inside. Decorated in classic Roman Catholic style, very relaxing and peaceful. Attached to church, is the actual shrine of Fr. Francis Xavier Seelos. There you can see his coffin and a nice statue seated on a bench, begging for an Instagram selfie ;) Across the courtyard from the church is a visitors, information, exhibit area... More

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

The beauty of St. Alphonsus will leave you speechless! Rather unassuming outside, once you enter those doors it a an entirely different world. The area can be a bit sketchy so be aware but don't let it stop you from seeing this magnificent edifice.

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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

Yes, you have most likely seen the inside of St Louis Cathedral but you should REALLY take some time to see St. Mary's Assumption Church. (look it up on google, I can not do it justice) It is a beautiful active Cathoilic Church that has been restored to its past beauty!!!! The photos you see only do the church a... More

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Huntsville, Alabama
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2004

This church is truly beautiful. My wife and I went to Mass there on the recomendation of a tour guide. The church is constructed of the most wonderful brickwork and the interior is magnificent, especially the altar with its massive reredos depicting the assumption of the Virgin Mary. The church is beautifully decrepit in that New Orleans sort of way.... More

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