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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
Phone Number: +1 602-252-7651
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A beautiful Basilica

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 September 2016
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Tampa, Florida
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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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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

I dropped by this church while I was waiting for a museum to open. I was blown away by the inside. They have some incredible architecture. The stained glass windows are very beautiful. So are the statues. I took over 50 pictures of the inside and out. Mostly of the stained glass windows. This place is a must see if... More 

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Chesterfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful stained glass, statues and architecture. There's a gift shop on the street level. I was not there during mass.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped by here when I was in downtown Phoenix. This is an amazing church that has wonderful architecture and is just over 100 years old. Check it out.

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Goodyear, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

You will enjoy your experience here. You will find lovely organ music, a beautiful church and grounds. Nice people. The gift shop is very nice too.

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