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Basilica Cathedral

40 Cathedral Pl., Saint Augustine, FL
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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West Palm Beach
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

I was left in awe of this building. It is full of lovely architecture and sculpture and art. It is a peaceful respite from the outside bustle of a touristy city. Although there is some refurb going on you still experience the awe of this classic cathedral.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The Cathedral is very accessible as it sits on the corner where the Red Train and Olde Town Trolly runs. We were just exploring and decided to check it out. Very beautiful Cathedral. Even though there was construction going on, you could see people praying which was nice to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

this amazing basilica is a site to see. perfectly preserved. Must see towards the end of George Street and near the bridge.

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Walnut Ridge, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Amazing to see even if you're not catholic. However being catholic made this even more special. Easy access from the street. Construction is going on so no mass at present but still an incredible experience.

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Thomaston, Georgia
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14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The beauty of the stained glass windows and the architecture is breath-taking. Enjoy a quiet stroll through the sanctuary and see the beauty regardless of your religious preference. Its art work is captivating and there is a presence of peace inside.

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Clermont, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We were very lucky to get to visit the Cathedral while we were there. They were having the Corpus Christi Procession and the mass we attended Sunday morning was absolutely beautiful. The rich history of St. Augustine is very evident in The Basilica Cathedral and is a must see for everyone visiting St. Augustine!

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Charleston, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

What a gorgeous stop on a bicycle ride through old St. Augustine. With a parish dating back to 1565 -- the first parish in America, the church was built and burned, built and burned, until the current building was completed in 1888. The alter area is breathtaking, and St. Mary's chapel is compelling and draws the visitor in.

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Sparta, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The Basilica was very impressive and well maintained. We enjoyed in awe the stained glass and the architecture. The ladies in the gift shop were very friendly and helpful.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Go inside and look up! Small chapel but incredible frescos. Lots of free concerts held here throughout the year.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The church was beautiful and very peaceful. The stained glass windows were amazing. We arrived a few minutes before a wedding so visit was shorter than I would have liked but I will return.

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