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The Catholic Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

Address: 48 Martin Luther King Jr Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30303 (Downtown)
Phone Number: (404) 521-1866
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Ranked #16 of 143 Attractions in Atlanta
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks

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Miami Beach, Florida
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115 reviews 115 reviews
42 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

A must for Catholics and history lovers alike. The first Catholic Church built in Atlanta, back when it was called Terminus ( Walking Dead lovers delight !). The building is beautifully designed with a red brick façade. Inside the high ceiling is painted in portraits of many Saints. The nave features a high altar, evoking the pre-Vatican II counsel era.... More 

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Orland Park, Illinois
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I enjoy taking photographs of places of worship throughout the United States. So, I hoped to capture some photos of this historic structure. When I arrived, the front doors were locked. I was able to enter a side door. I was permitted to enter the church and allowed to take photographs for over an hour. They even turned all the... More 

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Houston, Texas
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65 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Catholic Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is the paragon of simple beauty. The church may lack the grandeur and the scale of a Catholic cathedral, but the Shrine nonetheless does not shy in serenity and majesty. Whether you are a Catholic or not, this historical church should be on your list of attractions to visit especially if you are in... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I attended a special Mass observing the Martin Luther King commemoration and I enjoyed my visit. Msgr. Gracz is a superb individual. I had visited on another occasion at which he was the Mass celebrant and he was definitely insightful and presided at a very simple and beautiful Mass that was spiritually moving! Truly a great place especially for visitors... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This is a nice looking church but I couldn't figure out how to get inside, so it's not a very long tourist attraction.

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Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The Shrine is a beautiful church for a wedding as it has beautiful architectural features and a long Atlanta history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The Shrine is in the middle of downtown surrounded by a number of government buildings. It was one of the only churches not burned during the Civil War and the burning of Atlanta. Because of its location, it is an extremely diverse congregation. My income is higher than the average parishioner but I enjoy it as it is "real" and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

Esay to find, you can go walking from the downtown. Nice area around it. You can enter for free an take a rest praying

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Such a beautiful church! I highly recommend visiting if you have a few minutes to spare in Atlanta! You won't be disappointed.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

A perfect place to spend a little time reflecting on your spiritual needs after a busy work week. The Church has Masses on Sunday and listening to the Choir is quite moving. This Church welcomes all Christians as I met some that were from other denominations and they all felt comfortable in this Church.

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