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The Catholic Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

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Address: 48 Martin Luther King Jr Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone Number: +1 404-521-1866
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Impressive History

This is one of 5 structures left standing following Sherman's Mach to the Sea and the burning of Atlanta. It still is an active Catholic site. It is impressive, has been well... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 22, 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

This is one of 5 structures left standing following Sherman's Mach to the Sea and the burning of Atlanta. It still is an active Catholic site. It is impressive, has been well maintained and served as a downtown anchor near the Georgia Capitol. As with all major cities, please remember to be vigilant!

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Plymouth, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

While visiting Atlanta for a weekend I stopped in here for Sunday mass and was warmly greeted. This historic church is very beautiful and well worth a visit.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

Founded by an Irish Priest in 1848, that used the sanctuary as a hospital to treat both northern and southern soldiers during the Civil War, in the years since it has retained a spirit of peace, recognizing we are all brothers and sisters in Christ. A wonderful place to visit. A wonderful place to worship.

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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

Having lived in Atlanta most of my life, I am surprised I never visited this beautiful shrine until now. The rich history, the stunning architecture, and the detailed stained glass features make this a true treasure of our city.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

The church has daily mass at 12:10 Monday to Friday and a morning mass on Saturday usually around 9:15. Sunday masses are 8:30 and 11:00 am. Other than those times the sanctuary is locked.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2016

It was wonderful to see this church. We were allowed to walk around as we pleased. There are some people who appear to be "undesirables" on the porch steps...BUT.....they were some of the nicest people we had ever met so don't judge. One even showed us how to get to the side door to be let in and told us... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2016 via mobile

I was on a business trip to Atlanta on December 8, a holiday of obligation for catholics. I Googled the place and found the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception a walking distance from our hotel.

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Deer Creek, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2015

Very much welcomed after ringing the doorbell. They keep the doors locked for some very obvious looking reasons on the street but you are very much welcomed. We were told all about the inside of the church and then left to browse as we saw fit. The church endured a fire and much of the interior has been rebuilt. One... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2015

The Rose Window is worth it to go see all by itself. The cathedral is storied, predating the Civil War and rebuilt afterwards due to the damage sustained during the shelling. This is the oldest Catholic Parish in Atlanta and the church is well worth visiting.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2015

I love old churches and this place was wonderful. beautiful sanctuary with a classic look. wonderful for photos. I must say, I enjoyed this beautiful church.

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