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Saint Mary Star of the Sea

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Address: 1010 Windsor Ln, Key West, Key West, FL 33040-3270
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+1 305-294-1018
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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The Basilica and grounds at Saint Mary Star of the Sea are inspirational. Open to all, there is a beautiful grotto with the Blessed Virgin and brick/stone rosary path. There is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Robert H
Akron, Ohio
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Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Basilica and grounds at Saint Mary Star of the Sea are inspirational. Open to all, there is a beautiful grotto with the Blessed Virgin and brick/stone rosary path. There is also a beautiful water fountain, Cross with Jesus and mosaic art stations of the cross. While enjoying the great weather and tourist stops in Key West, I found this... More 

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Elmwood Park, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely Key West architecture leads to a very unique place to worship. Open side doors allow fresh morning air to flow gently through the church for an almost outdoor feel. We attended on the Sunday of their Pancake breakfast and had a terrific meal to boot.

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Harrison Township, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the highlights of our regular Key West trips. We love this church especially when the side doors are wide open giving it an totally open air feel. I always get a smile while worshiping our Lord and here a rooster crowing outside. The gift shop around back is a great stop too.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Whenever we visit Key West we attend mass here. The church is beautiful and filled with light, there are doors along the sides of the church to let the air in and it is a light service, unlike where we attend at home. Was there this past sunday while visiting and the Sermon was unlike anything I ever experienced. It... More 

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Port Orange, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Attended six o'clock Mass and it was spiritual rewarding. Spoke with Father John the pastor of Saint Mary's and he was very helpful. Also went to adoration chapel which is a 24/7 chapel, very rewarding

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This historic church and supporting buildings has a great history of community service and dates back to before the Civil War. Went to a Sunday service, was well received by the locals and participated in the monthly Knights of Columbus breakfast which was a great deal and very good.

Thank Bear H
Key West
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One certainly does not need to be Catholic to feel the hallow of St Marys in Key West. On many pleasant days the series of outer double doors are open to the sunlight bringing the clean blue skies and fresh air into this architecturally stunning shrine. An active congregation worships daily. The acoustics are excellent and organ sits above at... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The church is beautiful, both inside and out, no matter what religion you are. Honestly, the only reason I came to see the church is because I found out from my trolley tour driver and another tour driver that part of the James Bond movie, "License to Kill" was filmed at this church. Being a crazy Bond fan, I had... More 

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Sanibel Island, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were spending the weekend in Key West and attended the 6 PM Vigil Mass Saturday at Saint Mary Star of the Sea. Lovely church and grounds. The pastor presided and it is only the second Mass of my life that was said so fast. The readings were fast and Father read the short version of the Gospel. The singing... More 

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Potsdam, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were not staying over the weekend, so we did not attend Mass here. The church is quite nice on the inside with the usual stained glass, etc. that you can find in most Catholic churches. The side doors open up for ventilation and adds to the décor. The grounds are very nice. The grotto has a story! It protects... More 

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