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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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Beautiful Basilica well preserved and clean.

Over 100 years old - still used daily in downtown near Convention Center. Many excellent beautiful stained glass windows. Property staffed by OFM Franciscans. Daily Mass at... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 October 2016
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Carmel, Indiana
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Carmel, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Over 100 years old - still used daily in downtown near Convention Center. Many excellent beautiful stained glass windows. Property staffed by OFM Franciscans. Daily Mass at Noon and schedule of Sunday Masses. Former site of School is refreshing and relaxing park next to Basilica.

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Cranston, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Worth a quick stop here to see the stain glass windows and the gardens. Lovely shaded area in the gardens to rest. They are also well lit in the evening making them a nice visit and a cut through to get to the Ariizonia Center.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

This church is filled with history and art from way back in time. It is not hard to imagine how people depended upon the missionaries in the old days.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

A beautiful classic cathedral in the center of the city. Mass times are convenient for the traveler and the Franciscan spirit of priests makes everyone feel welcome...whatever your religion

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

It's a point of interest for many people (whether you are Catholic or not). It's the second oldest church in Phoenix. It was also visited by Pope Saint John Paul II on September 14, 1987. Phoenix was one of 9 cities that the Pope visited that year. I didn't get to go inside the Basilica, but we did get to... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Very clean grounds inside and out. The architecture was beautiful and seems a bit out of place for downtown Phoenix but nevertheless, provides a spot for calm and peace. It was lovely to hear the tolling bells also while being out and about. Definitely a must see since it's right in the middle of everything.

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

We just happened to walk right by it and just our luck it was open! It was around 100 degrees outside so we went inside to rest and pray for a little bit..... What a lovely church it is, clean quiet and open.... It's actually a bit small inside. cozy...... With a nice altar and a round skylight...... I wish... More 

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Surprise, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

... across the street from the Convention Center. It's the second oldest church in Phoenix and the structure is more than 100 years old. The architecture alone is worth a visit - beautiful inside and out.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

it is vert diversified.....i am catholic and grew up going to beautifull old churches with art beauty and this fits the picture

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

And this does not compare well with the finest Churches of Europe. That said there were some nice stained glass windows and I'm sure is a pleasant venue to attend. It did have a musty smell.

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