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St. Mary's Basilica

Closed Now: 09:00 - 16:00
Open today: 09:00 - 16:00
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Catholic Church with awesome traditions!

Gorgeous church, and tons of traditions and history you won't find elsewhere. Must see on your... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
A gracious step-back in time

The Basilica and surrounding gardens are a beautiful example of how an historic architectural... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2018
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St. Mary’s Basilica, named The Church of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin is the oldest Catholic parish in Phoenix and was the only Catholic parish in Phoenix until 1924. It holds a unique place in the history of the Church and in the...more
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231 N. 3rd Street, at Monroe Street, Downtown, Phoenix, AZ 85004-2219
+1 602-354-2100
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Gorgeous church, and tons of traditions and history you won't find elsewhere. Must see on your visit to Phoenix, AZ! Check out one of their services, and you will be amazed at the beauty inside of this Santuary!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank KimH2606
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

The Basilica and surrounding gardens are a beautiful example of how an historic architectural treasure and grounds can be saved for posterity. The stained glass windows are extraordinary. The Basilica is not really that huge...it is more intimate than I expected, and there is not...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank shewhodoesall
Reviewed 21 November 2018

The first Catholic church of greater Phoenix, this is a well maintained church by the Franciscan Order. Great place of worship and there is a small but limited parking behind the church. Midnight mass for Christmas is a "must attend" as it is beautifully prepared...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank J. Richard M
Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

This church is located right across the Phoenix Convention Center and is great when you are in downtown Phoenix for Conventions or for holidays. Beautiful church, solemn service and welcoming atmosphere. On Sundays there are masses at 9am and 11am. Truly an oasis in downtown...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ntrekker
Reviewed 2 November 2018

Located in the downtown area of Phoenix, this church is not only the place of worship, but at the same time it is a great architectural and historic landmark. The Basilica is well over a hundred years old, and since 1978 it is listed on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank irina g
Reviewed 16 October 2018

I appreciated seeing a commemoration of the Pope's visit to the Basilica. The church doors were locked on Sunday afternoon, so be sure to check their hours before visiting. I was able to go inside on a Wednesday afternoon. They have a nice garden area...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

This is a humble but beautiful Catholic Church which was a great place for prayer. The wooded artwork was beautiful - a beautiful simplicity. Do come here if you visit Phoenix!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank FSJD
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

The Basilica was just beautiful. The level of detail was just extraordinary. Having the Stations of the Cross bring higher up was unique and each was so symbolic.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank cmhm216
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Came to Phoenix and went to St. Mary's Basilica to enjoy the quite and beautiful altar. Very nice and quiet on a Saturday afternoon. Street parking is limited - there is a parking garage nearby. Go and spend some time in this church - well...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank kghudson
Reviewed 18 September 2018

Loved visiting the church with beautiful stained glass depicting religious scenes. The church is located in Downtown Phoenix.

Date of experience: September 2018
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26 January 2017|
Response from durrellh2015 |
Sorry,I was just t a visitor to the church so I can't help you
Jill S
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Response from Curtez151 | Reviewed this property |
Negative, it is not a mission church.