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Address: St. John's Square, Cardiff CF10 1GL, Wales
Phone Number: 44 29 2039 5231
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Lovely church - with excellent refreshments.

We called ionto the church to have a cup of coffee and a snack were very impressed by both the value and the service. Obviously an active church in the community.

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 27, 2015
Rob D
Llanrwst, United Kingdom

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Llanrwst, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

We called ionto the church to have a cup of coffee and a snack were very impressed by both the value and the service. Obviously an active church in the community.

Thank Rob D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

St John the Baptist Church is a Grade I listed parish church in Cardiff, Wales, the only church dating to pre-Medieval times in Cardiff city centre. Originally constructed of blue Lias, a Jurassic stone with layers of fossilised shells, it was sourced from Aberthaw. The walls were then originally dressed with an Oolitic freestone sourced from Dundry.In 1952 St John's... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

The St. John the Baptist Church is one of the most important churches in Cardiff, being located just a few hundred meters from the Cardiff Castle; its tower is easily visible from all the area and the interior is quite nicely decorated (you can even find a rugby ball carved in the wood if you know where to search).

Thank menq
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 294 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

The charm of this old building really centres on the way it is currently used, a place where the spiritual, and social needs of central Cardiff are focused. That is not to say that visitors are not welcome or are neglected, indeed far from it. This is a charming church with a history going back to the C15th, and before.... More 

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Knightdale, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We did not plan on seeing this but so glad we did! The church is BEAUTIFUL and we loved the history of it. SO happy we found it while walking!

Thank Holly A
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I have spent most of my life living in Cardiff but I believe that yesterday is the first time I have ever been in this church. It is situated by the Central market in the city centre and it is extremely old. The stained glass windows are stunning and there are tombs in the chapel inside of the Herbert brothers.... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This is an ancient and historical church located in the city centre. Simple, but quite beautifull. In the windows there are severous simbols of the old families of Cardiff.

Thank Danilocuti
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Have lived in Cardiff for 5 years and always wanted to look in side this interesting looking church. Visited today as there was an open day allowing access to the tower (brilliant 360 views looking over the city) and the best part of all was being allowed to ring the church bells! All free but donations were welcomed. Friendly and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I love older churches and this one did not disappoint. A volunteer was very helpful in explaining the history of the church. The site has been a place of Christian worship for 800 years, but previous churches had been destroyed. This church can currently trace it's architecture back to the 1400's.

Thank ivoryandebony
Haverfordwest, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Lovely church in the center of Cardiff. Has a toilet and a lovely cafe. There is a lift to the cafe as well. Its much cheaper and nicer to have coffee, cake or a sandwich here!!!

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SarahCRJ, The Vicar at St. John the Baptist Church, responded to this review

Actually, I'm afraid there is no lift to the Café. But the staff will gladly bring drinks and food down for those who cannot manage the stairs. And in good weather, we have tables and chairs outside. But so glad you enjoyed your visit! More 

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