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“Great mass”

Saint Mary Star of the Sea
Ranked #9 of 168 things to do in Key West
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Covington, Louisiana
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27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great mass”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2013

Agreat mass with lots of visitors and they are very friendly. I like the tv monitor in the back of the church telling you about the church.

Visited June 2013
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Elbert, Colorado
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40 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Serene spot to visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2013

Lovely old church, well taken care of, was a nice respite from the noise and heat of downtown Key West. The gift shop around the corner was staffed by two wonderful ladies who were full of history tidbits. The grotto was so serene. The grounds are lovely. And it's free!! Well worth a stop.

Visited June 2013
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East Liverpool, Ohio
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23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Sunday Mass”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2013

Very Friendly Mass was PACKED but the ushers found room for all of us to at least fit in so we could hear and see the Mass

Visited June 2013
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South Park, Pennsylvania, United States
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144 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2013

seriously if you can stop by the beautiful church....we werent there for Mass...but just to be there was enough...open air church...and walking around the grounds ..the grotto....just a relaxing addition to our day.

Visited October 2012
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Key West, Florida
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72 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Hurricane Grotto a must see”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2013

Built by a nun after the 1928 hurricane that killed a few hundred people in Key West. She built the shrine to the Virgin Mary. Completed in 1932, and Key West has had no loss of life since. The church's website has more details. Locals will go to the gift shop and buy a candle for $5, light it and say a prayer every time we are threatened. Last year Isaac was my first experience with a hurricane since I moved here 2 years ago, and it was a Category 1 in Cuba, downgraded to a Tropical Storm as the eye passed directly overhead, then became a Cat 1 as it passed Tampa and the Republican National Convention and then a Cat 2. Was it the Grotto? I don't know, but I'll light another candle every time one is approaching!

Visited August 2012
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