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“take a moment for some peace”

Old St. Mary's Church
Ranked #33 of 142 things to do in Detroit
Certificate of Excellence
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Southgate, Michigan
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“take a moment for some peace”
Reviewed April 5, 2017

in the hustle and bustle of the city, this is a welcome respite. the facility is beautiful and charming. no matter what your religious background, the beauty and serenity is all encompassing in mind & spirit!!

Visited January 2017
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Clinton Township
Level 6 Contributor
124 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Stunning!”
Reviewed March 30, 2017

This is absolutely stunning church with so much history. I would highly recommend going to a service or taking a tour...very very rich with history.

Visited December 2016
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Level 5 Contributor
39 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Beautiful historic church”
Reviewed March 7, 2017 via mobile

We attended Old St. Mary's with our daughters Confirmation class. The church is the third oldest church in the Archdiocese of Detroit. Every Sunday at 10:00am, mass is said in Latin. Very spiritual mass to attend. Pictures do not do this church justice. You MUST see it.

Visited March 2017
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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Wedding”
Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful church in downtown Detroit. It has a beautiful cathedral interior with frescos and statues. The acoustics are fantastic. This is a must see!!!

Visited January 2017
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Royal Oak, Michigan
Level 6 Contributor
241 reviews
86 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Breathtaking art & architecture”
Reviewed January 5, 2017

This is a beautiful Roman Catholic church that is in the heart of Greektown. While I love to look at the artwork, architecture and such, beware the pews are very narrow. Mass is very traditional as far as format and music with bells and formal attire of the altar servers. Its not the type of mass I prefer regulalry but I enjoy it as a novelty as it enhances the beauty of the church on visits. Not for young children since mass is so formal and long.

There is also a small grotto worth viewing.

Visited November 2016
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