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St. Mary's Basilica

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Address: 231 N. 3rd Street, at Monroe Street, Downtown, Phoenix, AZ 85004-2219
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+1 602-252-7651
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Wonderful Place

Great place to pray and real nice Christian Community. The surroundings of the church are very clean. The Church is in the middle of the Downtown Phoenix. A gem.

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place to pray and real nice Christian Community. The surroundings of the church are very clean. The Church is in the middle of the Downtown Phoenix. A gem.

Thank Darlene L
Truckee, California
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you can deal with the parking this is definitely worth a short stop. Lovely inside with interesting architecture.

Thank sharon33191
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a rare find, we stumbled upon. Fairly plain on the outside, the inside was incredible. Go in and enjoy the art and stained glass. Stop and see the kneeler that Pope John Paul II used when he made this a minor Basilica.

Thank John13Tacoma
Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It feels like an historic cathedral, but Phoenix isn't old enough for it to have that kind of history. It is a peaceful refuge in what is a particularly secular city compared with San Francisco or Santa Fe for example. Slip in from the bustle and enjoy a peaceful moment with your inner self.

Thank Mike K
Pensacola, Florida
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Reviewed March 12, 2017 via mobile

The gardens next to the basilica also offer a place of tranquility in downtown Phoenix. Of course, the basilica, itself, is also worth seeing. ;) The gift shop is very small--maybe 150 square feet; but it has a wide selection of religiously-oriented merchandise.

Thank Eric B
Monee, Illinois
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Reviewed March 11, 2017

A Beautiful Basilica right in the middle of Phoenix. Have actually gone there since I was a little kid. It is very old and ornate. Even if you are not Catholic or religious it is a place to see.

Thank Frani34
Grand Rapids
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Reviewed March 1, 2017

I was blessed to attend Mass and the Sacrament of Reconciliation at this church while I was visiting Phoenix for a conference. It is beautiful inside and out. Quiet, peaceful, a great spot for reflection and contemplation. The gardens and paths outside are also just spectacular, an oasis in the city. What a beautiful church.

1 Thank Shan5622
San Marcos, California
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Reviewed February 24, 2017

We were looking for parking for Heritage Square when we found St. Mary's. Decided to go in and visit, then realized mass was about to begin (Noon weekday mass). The service was very nice and the church is beautiful, a must see for catholic families.

1 Thank csarchibald
Prince Albert, Canada
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Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

I loved St Mary's Basilica. The community is very welcoming and the Basilica is very beautiful. History is very interesting and free parking to be at the Basilica. It is moving to realize a Saint visited .

1 Thank deniseksy
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Reviewed February 12, 2017 via mobile

The church is beautiful. The mass was uplifting the choir was fantastic brought back great memories of my childhood. The church use to be. Only you can wear jeans now. Definitely worth checking out.

1 Thank Helen O

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