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Address: St. John's Square, Cardiff CF10 1GL, Wales
Phone Number: 44 29 2039 5231

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Lovely Old Church

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
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Cardiff, United Kingdom

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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.

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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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Ottawa
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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.

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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Really cute, pretty church. But the best thing is to the right of the main alter, where there's these wooden things with knights on top of them, the best thing to see in the church is there. (Look closely at the knights. There's something wrong with one of them).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

The church is fantastic but do yourself a favour. There are loads of named coffee shops in Cardiff that will charge a fortune, but don't go there. Have a coffee in the church garden. Why? 3 good reasons. 1. It very tasty and al fresco is the best coffee place in Cardiff. 2. All funds from the gorgeous, vast array... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

A beautiful church inside, I have lived in the city all my life and this is the first time I have ever been inside. You would never know you were the city centre once you walked in. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

The church is the centrepiece of St Johns Square and has a very largw tower. in summertime, yopu can access the tower and view Cardiff from the top. In addition the church has a teea room open most weekdays.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

Do not just pass it by go in and enjoy the peace and quiet. There are often concerts there. You can also get a cup of tea.

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Address: St. John's Square, Cardiff CF10 1GL, Wales
Phone Number: 44 29 2039 5231
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  South Wales  >  Cardiff

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