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The Catholic Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

48 Martin Luther King Jr Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30303-3506
+1 404-521-1866
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This is my home church, and it's a wonder, beautiful, welcoming place to experience a great... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2018
David M
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Unlike other Catholic churches in major cities open during the day for visitors for prayer, it was... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2017
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48 Martin Luther King Jr Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30303-3506
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

This is my home church, and it's a wonder, beautiful, welcoming place to experience a great, diverse community and a beautiful Liturgy with lovely, inspiring music! The previous church on this site was built in 1848. The cornerstone of the present church was laid in...More

1  Thank David M
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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Unlike other Catholic churches in major cities open during the day for visitors for prayer, it was locked up. However, after looking at the front steps, one could see why. The steps were littered with debris and a flock of pigeons was feasting on the...More

3  Thank paxvobiscum
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

The Shrine is a historic landmark in Atlanta-- one of the few buildings to survive the burning during the Civil War. It's a very progressive and welcoming Catholic parish that welcomes locals and tourists as much as parishioners. And it's truly a diverse and integrated...More

2  Thank YourLadyMother
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

I like old churches and this was a treat. More modern than the ones in Europe, but well kept and presrved.

Thank M Richard M
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

This lovely old Catholic Church was one of the only buildings spared by General Sherman when he ordered the burning of Atlanta. The pastor, Father O'Riley convinced Sherman to spare his church and four other houses of worship in the great fire that burned Atlanta...More

1  Thank Manyorgangecats
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Reviewed 7 February 2017

If you love religious architecture, might as well visit the oldest establishment in Atlanta. It's been beautifully restored since the1980s fire. The architectural elements - irregular tower heights and French Gothic elements - add to its impressive nature.

1  Thank -_44TL_-
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Reviewed 22 October 2016

This is one of 5 structures left standing following Sherman's Mach to the Sea and the burning of Atlanta. It still is an active Catholic site. It is impressive, has been well maintained and served as a downtown anchor near the Georgia Capitol. As with...More

1  Thank Dinah W
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Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

While visiting Atlanta for a weekend I stopped in here for Sunday mass and was warmly greeted. This historic church is very beautiful and well worth a visit.

1  Thank springboks1
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Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Founded by an Irish Priest in 1848, that used the sanctuary as a hospital to treat both northern and southern soldiers during the Civil War, in the years since it has retained a spirit of peace, recognizing we are all brothers and sisters in Christ....More

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Reviewed 30 July 2016

Having lived in Atlanta most of my life, I am surprised I never visited this beautiful shrine until now. The rich history, the stunning architecture, and the detailed stained glass features make this a true treasure of our city.

8  Thank GuyFromAtlanta_GA
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