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St. John the Baptist Church

St. John's Square, Cardiff CF10 1GL, Wales
44-292-039-5231
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Ranked #52 of 78 Attractions in Cardiff
Type: Religious Sites
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Ottawa
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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 via mobile

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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Cardiff
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155 reviews 155 reviews
64 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
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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Wales
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
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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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

The church is said to be the oldest building in central cardiff. Bits of the castle are older but that's a very small proportion of the building. It is an oasis of calm in the busy city centre. It is well known for the skill of their bell ringers who practice on Thursday nights and ring before the Sunday service.... More

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Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

We loved the cared for prayerful space, open all day and the option of an on site cafe open from 9.30am. We sadly missed the organ recital on the Willis Organ but we did catch the organ builders tuning and preparing the instrument for the next day. The heritage fund has supported restoration and the sound is magnificent.

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UK
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

Historic church in the centre of Cardiff with many events throughout the year(google for information and events).The church is surrounded by shops,restaurants and Cardiff Central Market but retains it's granduer.

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