St. Mary’s Basilica

st mary's basilicaThose at Desert Shadows RV Resort in Phoenix who admire interesting architecture and love beautiful churches should visit St. Mary’s Basilica. Rising in the desert is this gorgeous church constructed in Mission Revival – Spanish Colonial Revival, featuring majestic domes and pillars.  Completed in 1914, it is on the National Register of Historic Places. Also, the basilica is home to the state’s most extensive stained glass window collection.

Another historic structure in town is the Orpheum Theatre, a building that is an example of Spanish Revival Style of Spanish Baroque architecture. Erected in 1929, the theatre fell into disrepair in modern times but has now been lovingly restored to its original splendor. The rich décor involving a hand painted ceiling and dramatic columns accented with gold leaf provides a beautiful setting for cultural events. As the restoration included state-of-the-art audio and visual technology, the Orpheum is a much sought after venue for an array of entertainment, including concerts, national tours and the ballet.

The cultural and historic attractions of the area are a delight to visitors. Check out our website and book your spot at our RV park today.