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Old St. Mary's Church

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Address: 646 Monroe Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226
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Holy sanctuary.

This church is amazing, even for a non-catholic like our family. Not only the church's interior is gorgeous, the church itself has an amazing history over 200 years with 2... read more

Reviewed November 3, 2014
Daniel B
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Stevensville, Maryland
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Stevensville, Maryland
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Reviewed November 3, 2014

This church is amazing, even for a non-catholic like our family. Not only the church's interior is gorgeous, the church itself has an amazing history over 200 years with 2 restorations. Needless to say, this is the most prominent Catholic church around.

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Dryden, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed October 24, 2014

We went to this church for a friends wedding and it was absolutely gorgeous! The noise inside the church was perfect, when we exited, there were loud cars being worked on/engines being revved.

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ST. George, Utah
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Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

We aren't Catholic, but heard it was amazing and found a Priest that was nice enough to let us inside! The architecture is amazing!

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2 Thank rickic429
Rochester, Michigan
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Reviewed September 13, 2014

For close to 200 years, Roman Catholics have worshipped here. Rebuilt after a fire in the 1880s and restored again in 1984, this is one of the most beautiful, most respectful religious icons in America.

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Oxford
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed September 5, 2014

It is a n awesome experience to experience the historical churches the formed the foundations for Detroit families, businesses, and and values. Lovely church and history!

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Jacksonville, Florida
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Reviewed August 26, 2014

If you are into history this is a pretty neat place. It has a lot of history and the building is old. Not a lot to say about it but if you are wandering around downtown it is worth a peek. A bit of nice and quiet.

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Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed August 19, 2014

Great location in downtown for travelers. Across the street from Greektown Casino. Old traditional mass.

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Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed August 12, 2014

Doors are usually open so you can walk in. The place is absolutely breathtaking. Must have been a ton of mob money dumped into this church back in the day.

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed August 5, 2014

A beautiful old church in the heart of Detroit. A true rose in the thorn bush of life. I recommend a visit there just so see the art alone.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Reviewed July 25, 2014

Detroit is a magnificent city. You have all kind of attractions. One of the principal is this beautiful church, the first in the city. There is the devotion of Saint Anne every July 26th. Saint Anne was the grandmother of Jesus. That's why this day is called also "Grandparents day".

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