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Basilica Cathedral

Address: 40 Cathedral Pl., Saint Augustine, FL
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Syracuse, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Although the Basilica Cathedral was closed to the public, for renovations, the gift shop was still open. We were able to peek into a window to see some of the art work on the ceiling. The baptismal font was open for public view and was absolutely stunning. A must see for anyone of the Catholic faith. A lot of history.

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Orlando, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Still unable to see the inside.....I'm excited to see what it will look like. I wanted to show my daughter what churches used to really look like.

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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015 via mobile

How disappointing! I wanted so much to see the Cathedral, and it was closed for renovation. Of course, the gift shop was open, so I had to settle for some postcards. Guess that means I have to come back to St. Augustine.

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Flint
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I think this will be a wonderful attraction when it reopens. Come back when the renovation is finished. Even the street view is marred by construction equipment. Buy a post card and come back sometime next summer.

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

we are catholic so we went to the mass, and we really love it. so peaceful so beauty, we just want to go to the church again we just love it

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Tampa, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

This is the most beautiful church. I took a lot of pictures and though it was being worked on we were there, it didn't take anything from the visit. We lit several candles in memory of loved ones and a small donation.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Great piece of history and a very beautifull church right iin the heart of town only steps away from many great places to eat and shop

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Well worth taking the time to visit! Just walk around looking at the architecture and history! Can't wait to go back to this site and spend some more time here!

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Indialantic, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Totally worth a visit while in St Augustine. The church has been beautifully renovated. The murals are bright and the colors vibrant. The sacred space is quiet and tourists were respectful.

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Tampa, Florida
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98 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The building has changed, but this is worth a visit for the history. The basilica is beautiful, with red timbered ceiling and a lovely gold mosais behind the main altar. We had to try a few times before we got there when they were open to visitors (Saturday morning) and we would highly recommend it.

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