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“Lovely church, nice grounds” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of St. Mary's Basilica

St. Mary's Basilica
Ranked #24 of 226 things to do in Phoenix
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Royal Oak, Michigan
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Lovely church, nice grounds”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2014

Visited during a lunch hour. The grounds were well maintained. There were a few homeless people sleeping in the grass but they were not bothering people. The church itself is fabulous. The stained glass, woodwork, metalwork and statues were amazing. There was a mass, the singing was lovely. There is a small gift shop.

Visited May 2014
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Pgh., PA
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36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2014

The stained glass windows and the statuary make this an old-fashioned Catholic Church. The Mass was fulfilling and crowded.
The only negative thing I could say was the abundance of incense used. Not good for allergies and people with breathing disabilities. The gift shop is awesome. The "happy hour" following the Mass was nice with donuts and drinks. Nice feeling of comradery.

Visited June 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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95 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“History”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2014

Great for the history - it is the oldest church in Phoenix and it is open for services and prayer. The stainglass windows are pretty. But to me it is just a church.

Visited April 2014
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Phoenix, Arizona
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150 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Great historic church”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2014

We had our daughters wedding ceremony there a few years back . In a fairly new city that is Phoenix this will bring back east cast older world charm

Visited May 2013
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Mesa
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64 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Beautiful Basilica”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2014

This is a gorgeous church. The grounds are beautiful and well worth the walk around. Visit it any time it is open.

Visited October 2013
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