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Basilica Cathedral

40 Cathedral Pl., Saint Augustine, FL
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Tampa, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Attended a wedding at this church and the whole church was under construction. They never told the bride they were going to have scaffolds all over the place. Seems very inconsiderate to do this to someone.

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Franklin, North Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Beautiful church. Well maintained. Even if you are not Catholic you will enjoy the architecture, the calm, the quiet. You can stop in before or after your visit to historic St. George Street.

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Newnan, Georgia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

Good pastor, good mass and beautiful parish, even under renovation. Be sure to look at the ceiling and the chapel. The sun dial outside is with a look and the stained glass is very nice. The pastor is a hoot, great homily and a friendly celebrant.

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Spring Hill, Florida, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

During a renovation of the cathedral, it still remained open for parishoners and visitors. Although there was scaffolding all around, it was quiet and peaceful. The main altar is awesome! The Miraculous Mary chapel was inspiring! As they entered, people immediately stopped talking to embrace the reverance of the church.

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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This Cathedral is the first and oldest in the "New World" -- the interiors are beautiful and the sounds of music here are exquisite. I have attended the annual St. Augustine Concerts in the summer as well as a large and magnificent wedding.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I had a docent-guided tour, which was informative and interesting. I liked the old art work and architecture. I didn't like that the restrooms are not accessible unless there is a mass in session. I think that they should be more amenable to tourists.

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Denver, Colorado
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The church was under construction, but it was still fun to visit, the architecture is really interesting as it is not typical for a catholic church. It had prominent wooden beams.

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London, United Kingdom
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234 reviews 234 reviews
146 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This is a very charming town with a lot of character, which is part of the reason why this building is able to so perfectly fit in to its surroundings, making it even more special. As with many of the buildings in this town I would reccomend popping in here to appreciate the architecture.

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Kittery, Maine
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Don't know many details but I do know this Cathedral is in the midst of some major interior renovations. Come into town and always stop in several times during my visit but this time I could only enter through a side entrance and only one small section was open for individual worship and the lighting of candles. Gift shop was... More

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We wanted to tour the beautiful building but when we visited it was closed for tours.It was recommened from many friends and would have liked to seen it.

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