We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Catholic Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

48 Martin Luther King Jr Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30303-3506
+1 404-521-1866
Call
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Call ahead!

Unlike other Catholic churches in major cities open during the day for visitors for prayer, it was... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2017
paxvobiscum
,
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
via mobile
Friendly, Historic Church Welcomes Everyone

The Shrine is a historic landmark in Atlanta-- one of the few buildings to survive the burning... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2017
YourLadyMother
,
Atlanta, Georgia
Read all 69 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“civil war” (6 reviews)
LOCATION
48 Martin Luther King Jr Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30303-3506
Downtown
CONTACT
Website
+1 404-521-1866
Write a Review
Reviews (69)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 58 reviews

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

Thank paxvobiscum
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

Thank YourLadyMother
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
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
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_-
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
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
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

Thank LuckySpivey
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
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

The church has daily mass at 12:10 Monday to Friday and a morning mass on Saturday usually around 9:15. Sunday masses are 8:30 and 11:00 am. Other than those times the sanctuary is locked.

Thank elizatlga
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Jamrock Restaurant
6 reviews
.19 km away
Chick-fil-A
5 reviews
.27 km away
Waffle House
30 reviews
.28 km away
What the Chicken
5 reviews
.25 km away
Nearby Attractions
Georgia State Capitol
199 reviews
.20 km away
Rialto Center for the Performing Arts
62 reviews
.68 km away
Theatrical Outfit
34 reviews
.71 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Catholic Shrine of the Immaculate Conception staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit