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Cathedral of St John the Evangelist

Address: 515 Cathedral St, Lafayette, LA 70501
Phone Number: 337-232-1322
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Ranked #2 of 18 Attractions in Lafayette
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This quasi-Romanesque brick cathedral in Lafayette is worth a look.
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Type: Cemeteries, Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This quasi-Romanesque brick cathedral in Lafayette is worth a look.
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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

It is a beautiful church but the acoustics made it difficult to hear the priest. Everyone was very friendly.

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Take your camera! This is mouth dropping! An amazing specimen of a live oak tree. Walk around it, view the cemetery on one side of it then visit the church on another side of it.

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shadeaux
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Beautiful Christmas lighting display. Drove by during the Christmas Holidays and enjoyed the architectural beauty of the Cathedral and other buildings.

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Beautiful church in the heart of Lafayette. This church has a lovely garden featuring a 400 year old live oak tree. A great place to take a picture.

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Austin, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Loved it , Loved it! Don't miss seeing this. Such a historical site. And the 400 year old tree , amazing!

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Hickory, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Lead, South Dakota
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59 reviews 59 reviews
7 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
30 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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