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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:
+1 602-354-2100
09:00 - 16:00
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Sun 08:00 - 13:00
Mon - Fri 09:00 - 16:00
Sat 10:00 - 18:00

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Holy mother of God

Wow really? Who built this place? You gotta see this.........it's stunning, Gorgeous, beautiful, peaceful and if your religious you can hear God talking to you..........

Reviewed 6 days ago
Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wow really? Who built this place? You gotta see this.........it's stunning, Gorgeous, beautiful, peaceful and if your religious you can hear God talking to you..........

Thank shelby19911
Phoenix, Arizona
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989 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 516 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2017

This was the first time that we visited St. Mary's Basilica, for any reason, beyond a memorial service. In this case, we had friends into town, and attended services there. I had forgotten (or maybe not noticed), how lovely this church is. We had a lovely service, and hope to return, and not just for memorial services for friends.

3 Thank The_Loup_Garou
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Great place to pray and real nice Christian Community. The surroundings of the church are very clean. The Church is in the middle of the Downtown Phoenix. A gem.

Thank Darlene L
Truckee, California
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365 reviews
138 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

If you can deal with the parking this is definitely worth a short stop. Lovely inside with interesting architecture.

Thank sharon33191
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153 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

This was a rare find, we stumbled upon. Fairly plain on the outside, the inside was incredible. Go in and enjoy the art and stained glass. Stop and see the kneeler that Pope John Paul II used when he made this a minor Basilica.

Thank John13Tacoma
Phoenix, Arizona
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1,133 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 343 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

It feels like an historic cathedral, but Phoenix isn't old enough for it to have that kind of history. It is a peaceful refuge in what is a particularly secular city compared with San Francisco or Santa Fe for example. Slip in from the bustle and enjoy a peaceful moment with your inner self.

2 Thank Mike K
Pensacola, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

The gardens next to the basilica also offer a place of tranquility in downtown Phoenix. Of course, the basilica, itself, is also worth seeing. ;) The gift shop is very small--maybe 150 square feet; but it has a wide selection of religiously-oriented merchandise.

Thank Eric B
Monee, Illinois
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

A Beautiful Basilica right in the middle of Phoenix. Have actually gone there since I was a little kid. It is very old and ornate. Even if you are not Catholic or religious it is a place to see.

Thank Frani34
Grand Rapids
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I was blessed to attend Mass and the Sacrament of Reconciliation at this church while I was visiting Phoenix for a conference. It is beautiful inside and out. Quiet, peaceful, a great spot for reflection and contemplation. The gardens and paths outside are also just spectacular, an oasis in the city. What a beautiful church.

1 Thank Shan5622
San Marcos, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

We were looking for parking for Heritage Square when we found St. Mary's. Decided to go in and visit, then realized mass was about to begin (Noon weekday mass). The service was very nice and the church is beautiful, a must see for catholic families.

1 Thank csarchibald

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