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Cathedral of St John

Lafayette, LA
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Ranked #3 of 15 Attractions in Lafayette
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: This quasi-Romanesque brick cathedral in Lafayette is worth a look.
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Type: Cemeteries, Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: This quasi-Romanesque brick cathedral in Lafayette is worth a look.
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Hickory, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

my wife and I spent three days in Lafayette on the way to San Antonio. Did not know much about the area but wanted learn about Acadian culture, take a swamp tour etc. Visiting the Cathedral was actually an after thought but we are VERY glad we took the time. Beautiful architecture, ornate but not overwhelming and the grounds with... More 

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Harvey, North Dakota
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59 reviews 59 reviews
7 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is a must see when visiting Lafayette, La. The church was built in 1821 on donated land in the area which is predominatly Roman Catholic. We were impressed with the large oak tree that is estimated to be over 450 years old. There is a museum and gift shop next door and the cemetery located behind the Church was... More 

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Port Orchard, Washington
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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

This church was enjoyed by both the children and adults alike. It's a beautiful church, with beautiful grounds. The oak tree is a must see. The cemetery is located directly behind the church, and is beautiful within its self. The stained glass windows are amazing.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This is one of the most beautiful cathedrals I have been to in the USA. The positive energy there is really special. Be sure to check out the cemeteries in the back as well.

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Houston, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Beautiful church. The design was very pretty. In the heart of downtown Lafayette! Wonderful masses there

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Houston, Texas
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266 reviews 266 reviews
133 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

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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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
16 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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43 helpful votes 43 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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168 reviews 168 reviews
68 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 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 reviews 3 reviews
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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