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Saint Mary Star of the Sea

Open Now: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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St. Mary Star if the Sea Catholic Church

Close enough to walk to for us! Nice mass, pretty interior. Make sure you get a picture at night... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Sanford, North Carolina
Lovely Church..peaceful...and full of history

Been coming here for years...has become a "must" every trip. Need to check the grotto and the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Close enough to walk to for us! Nice mass, pretty interior. Make sure you get a picture at night!! Mary is lit up and is beautiful!! We were there for a mass when the children’s choir sang, which was sweet.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wanted to see the church as it was in the James Bond film Licence to kill at the beginning. When James Bond and Felix Lighter parachute down to Felix's wedding. When I visited I just saw the outside which is unchanged from the time...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been coming here for years...has become a "must" every trip. Need to check the grotto and the history behind it.

Thank Joe S
Reviewed 4 August 2018

The church itself is quite lovely. Historical signs describing the role of nuns during yellow fever epidemic many years ago was interesting. Attended mass on Sunday. Lovely celebration.

Thank standianep
Reviewed 31 July 2018

We learned during this visit that this was the Church where Earnest and Pauline were married and attended.

Thank mojack
Reviewed 16 July 2018

Try to go in morning when it's cooler. We went Saturday evening and AC wasn't doing its job. Fortunately, the priest wasn't long winded.

Thank JoAnne C
Reviewed 2 July 2018

You need to stop by and go to Mass guest are welcomed! Regular church members are friendly and make you feel as if you are a regular parishioner

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Reviewed 1 July 2018

The Basilica of Mary Star of the Sea is called a basilica instead of a cathedral because it is a church at which the Pope of the Roman Catholic Church did and would say mass if he were there. During the SpanishAmerican War, the Catholic...More

2  Thank Ed P
Reviewed 24 June 2018

We visited here during our recent trip in June 2018. My interest in the church was in reading that Ernest Hemingway attended Mass here on occasion (though I've since read he went elsewhere). The most striking feature of the church, to me, are the doors...More

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 19 June 2018

visit this parish in downtown key west. Right on truman this church is beautiful. Church has regular sunday service each week.

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Amy A
21 January 2017|
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Response from CajunBelle | Reviewed this property |
Regarding attire, Key West is VERY casual, so I would think that this applies to church also. When we visited during the day, we were in shorts; not sure that I would (as an older woman) wear shorts to Mass, but feel sure... More
Minerva M
14 August 2016|
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