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Cathedral of St John

Lafayette, LA
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Ranked #4 of 19 Attractions in Lafayette
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cemeteries
Description: This quasi-Romanesque brick cathedral in Lafayette is worth a look.
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Houston, Texas
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243 reviews 243 reviews
130 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

I love the cathedral. When I'm in town I take the time to visit and say a few prayers for some loved ones. Even if you are not catholic you should visit the cathedral. It is a well put together piece of architect.

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56 reviews 56 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We stumbled across this cathedral during a walk around downtown lafayette on a lunchtime stop on our road trip from Miami to LA. The Cathedral was impressive, and whilst quite modern on my experiences of european historic cathedrals, it is worth a quick visit if you find yourself in downtown lafayette. Its clearly a working church rather a tourist attraction.... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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157 reviews 157 reviews
26 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

From the unexpected styling of the building, to the ancient oak tree outside, this church was a pleasant surprise

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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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163 reviews 163 reviews
67 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

As I Brit cycling across the southern states of America it is hard to find anything vaguely 'historic' St John's Cathedral, circa 1821, is one of the oldest buildings of its type. With the feel of a much older building, it wouldn't be out of place in a medieval European city! The high arches along the naive and transcept take... More

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West Virginia
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Beautiful tree and cemetery. Quick jaunt or schedule a visit and tour and you wont be disappointed. Lafayette has no better church.

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Brandon, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

If you get the chance, you should see the Cathedral of St. John in Lafayette. It is one of the most beautiful structures you can see in the southern United States. We arrived on a sunday just as mass was finishing and a couple of ladies took the time to tell us what to see and then left us to... More

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Edgerton
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This is not just another beautiful building. The live oak on the property is one of the oldest known in existence. The gardens and landscaping are so beautifully done that they just pop and make the area a peaceful retreat as well as a lovely thing to look at. The cemetery around behind the cathedral and the surrounding buildings just... More

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We took all six children to see this landmark built in 1821. The exterior is exquisitely designed and the interior is awe-inspiring. The saddest part is that the tabernacle was not in the center of the church on the alter so we had to look around for it.

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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54 reviews 54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is truly a beautiful church. It holds masses daily and once a month has a french rosary. The huge old oak tree that sits beside it is also a must see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

It is beautiful here! My kids were awestruck with the St. John's Oak. Standing in the presence of this colossal tree makes you feel tiny! Inside the cathedral is gorgeous. My daughter actually took pictures of the interior for photography and placed 4th place place in our county livestock show.

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