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The Catholic Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Atlanta

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 60 reviews on the web
Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is the second oldest structure in downtown Atlanta, Georgia. Designed by local architect Wiiliam H. Parkins, the cornerstone was laid September 1, 1869 by poet Abram Joseph Ryan. It was completed and dedicated in 1873 and is still in use. It replaced a frame structure on the same site that was famously saved from the burning of the city in 1864.
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  • the architecture is beautiful 19TH century type allows you to enjoy the beauty of this temple, a visit recommended
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  • 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. 
  • 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, recog...  read more »
  • Soup kitchen every Saturday morning. Come for ticket about 7:30
  • Nice garden good birthday and good wedding organize happen here my dad and mom gi there for aniversary selebration But I got to go canada then back home to ohio soon
  • Fr. Henry deserves to be a saint.
  • Atlanta's Best Catholic Congregation!!! Many churches preach diversity and inclusion but very few are willing to practice what they preach, however the Shrine is a rare gem that actually practices what is preached from the pulpit to the pew. In addition the Shrine actively engages in numerous local, national and international social welfare and emotional support ministries. The absolute best congregation to participate in for anyone seeking lifestyle and culture diversity in congregational life, spiritual formation, worship experience and outreach ministries.
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