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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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  • Gorgeous church,mass was beautiful.the grounds are gorgeous especially the grotto.there is alot of historical info.the conch train tour informed us of soo very much,soo grateful for that too.a definit...  more »
  • This church is such a peaceful and tranquil church. Very old as well. Can walk in and sit and pray or meditate on the grounds. Just a very special church. The Adoration Chapel is a blessing and there ...  more »
  • Beautiful church that is openin both sides by large shutters. Open air and simple designs. Stations of the cross are beautiful mosaics. A nice walk around. 
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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.