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Cathedral of St John

Lafayette, LA
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Ranked #2 of 18 attractions in Lafayette
Type: Religious Sites, Cemeteries
Description: This quasi-Romanesque brick cathedral in Lafayette is worth a look.
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Sherwood, Arkansas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We didn't make it inside as mass was in progress, but the exterior is gorgeous. We did walk through the cemetery which is a lovely walk through time. Worth the stop

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Asheboro, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This is easier to see than we expected since it is downtown at St John's Cathedral. There is no parking problem at the church and there are signs by the tree to list it's age, size, etc. It is a "don't miss!"

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Georgia, USA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

The Cathedral of St. John is a beautiful and historic church created by man is definitely a must see, but the 500 year old Live Oak Tree created by God took my breath away.

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Rosedale, Indiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Great time, the cathedral is beautiful and a historic treasure. The large Oak tree is a must see as well as some of the historic graves in the cemetery!

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Nampa, Idaho
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

It is an easy place to get to, so a drive by for even a few minutes will be well worth the trip. We did not go in the cathedral, but the exterior is gorgeous. The cemetery behind the church is fascinating, especially for those of us who have never been to an above ground type. The Oak Tree is... More

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North Little Rock, Arkansas, Usa
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

What a wonderful place to visit. A must if you are in Lafayette. The church is beautiful, and the 500 year old oak is a once in a lifetime opportunity.

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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Stopped by for a quick look at a 500 year live oak. Beautiful. The church from the outside was pretty, as well, but we didn't go in.

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Colorado Springs, CO
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Attended a wedding at Easter in this beautiful cathedral. Reminded me of ones I have visited in Europe and UK The light the stained glass windows allow in is spectacular and it is much brighter, not dark and dreary, than many cathedrals of its type. Beautiful old neighborhood as well. Nice area to take a drive in.

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Lafayette, LA
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242 reviews 242 reviews
29 attraction reviews
215 helpful votes 215 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

The Cathedral in Lafayette is a beautiful building that is the center of the Diocese of Lafayette. The artwork is beautiful while remaining very tasteful. Try to go when the organ is being played. It is a FABULOUS instrument!

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Lafayette, La
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53 reviews 53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

if you think the church is beautiful, which it is, you ought to see the oak tree beside the church. It is probably a few hundred years old. View the cemetery also, many very old graves to see and appreciate.

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