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The Catholic Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

48 Martin Luther King Jr Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30303-3506
+1 404-521-1866
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Good example of an old church

I like old churches and this was a treat. More modern than the ones in Europe, but well kept and... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2017
M Richard M
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Livermore, Colorado
One of the only remaining pre-Civil War buildings in Atlanta

This lovely old Catholic Church was one of the only buildings spared by General Sherman when he... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2017
Manyorgangecats
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Atlanta, Georgia
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48 Martin Luther King Jr Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30303-3506
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

I like old churches and this was a treat. More modern than the ones in Europe, but well kept and presrved.

Thank M Richard M
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This lovely old Catholic Church was one of the only buildings spared by General Sherman when he ordered the burning of Atlanta. The pastor, Father O'Riley convinced Sherman to spare his church and four other houses of worship in the great fire that burned Atlanta...More

1  Thank Manyorgangecats
Reviewed 7 February 2017

If you love religious architecture, might as well visit the oldest establishment in Atlanta. It's been beautifully restored since the1980s fire. The architectural elements - irregular tower heights and French Gothic elements - add to its impressive nature.

1  Thank -_44TL_-
Reviewed 22 October 2016

This is one of 5 structures left standing following Sherman's Mach to the Sea and the burning of Atlanta. It still is an active Catholic site. It is impressive, has been well maintained and served as a downtown anchor near the Georgia Capitol. As with...More

1  Thank Dinah W
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

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.

Thank springboks1
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

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, recognizing we are all brothers and sisters in Christ....More

Thank LuckySpivey
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Having lived in Atlanta most of my life, I am surprised I never visited this beautiful shrine until now. The rich history, the stunning architecture, and the detailed stained glass features make this a true treasure of our city.

8  Thank GuyFromAtlanta_GA
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

The church has daily mass at 12:10 Monday to Friday and a morning mass on Saturday usually around 9:15. Sunday masses are 8:30 and 11:00 am. Other than those times the sanctuary is locked.

Thank elizatlga
Reviewed 23 February 2016

It was wonderful to see this church. We were allowed to walk around as we pleased. There are some people who appear to be "undesirables" on the porch steps...BUT.....they were some of the nicest people we had ever met so don't judge. One even showed...More

Thank mjwTexas
Reviewed 8 January 2016 via mobile

I was on a business trip to Atlanta on December 8, a holiday of obligation for catholics. I Googled the place and found the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception a walking distance from our hotel.

Thank JeanRaltique
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