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The Basilica of St. Mary Star of the Sea, Key West
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The oldest parish in the Archdiocese of Miami, The Basilica of St. Mary Star of the Sea is part of the Key West Historic District. The double steeple of the church reflects the Victorian architecture of the early 20th century. The white interior of the modest church reflects the Florida sunlight, making it bright and inviting. Services are still held throughout the week, along with weddings and other ceremonies. Use our Key West itinerary builder to add The Basilica of St. Mary Star of the Sea and other attractions to your Key West vacation plans.
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  • Stopped by to light a candle and we were pleasantly surprised at the historical ambiance of this building. We took numerous photos to remember this church. 
  • If you're near the cemetery anyway, go ahead and walk up another block or so and check out this lovely open-air cathedral and prayer grotto. The grotto was said to have been constructed as a place whe...  more »
  • The Catholic Church, beautiful, which must be visited. Has a beautiful garden that can be visited with a chapel.
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  • Love this church. Great gift shop.
  • A place of stillness and beauty, where you can sense the presence of God.
  • Beautiful church, friendly and welcoming community, kind and warm priest. The grotto garden us lovely.
  • A strange experience: visited this place while on vacation last Saturday. The music was awful---so awful there was very little congregational participation. It seems that, with the history and the role this place holds, the music, liturgy and worship SHOULD be better than this. BUT, the kicker is that, after the service, my friend and I introduced ourselves to the minister, who said about three words to us then, in mid-sentence, abruptly walked away from us, went into the front door and closed it! We just stood there dumbstruck. I wonder if he noticed the Magen David around my neck or thought, because two guys were visiting together, we were a couple?? I thought visitors/strangers are supposed to be welcome in a religious place.....
  • What a beautiful church. Loved the Mass.