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Cathedral of St John the Evangelist

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Address: 515 Cathedral St, Lafayette, LA 70501
Phone Number: 337-232-1322
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Description: This quasi-Romanesque brick cathedral in Lafayette is worth a look.

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Cathedral to touch Heaven

This cathedral is an amazing architectural feat. The steeple reaches so high, it looks as if it is kissing Heaven. The stained glass within is spectacular. It is an awe-inspiring... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Idyllwild, California, United States
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Idyllwild, California, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

This cathedral is an amazing architectural feat. The steeple reaches so high, it looks as if it is kissing Heaven. The stained glass within is spectacular. It is an awe-inspiring sight for Catholics, Protestants, such as myself, and even atheists who enjoy good architecture. Outside, there was an amazing oak, which was so huge, it looked like an entire kingdom... More 

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Humble, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

This would be an interesting Roman Catholic church and graveyard all by itself but the gigantic Southern Oak on the property is a must-see item on a visit to Lafayette. Strange as it sounds we also enjoyed visiting the graveyard which features internments of individuals going back to the Civil War. Many well-recognized Southern family names are repeated frequently in... More 

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Easton, MD
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17 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

The beauty of this Cathedral can be seen in the stained glass, wood pews, paintings, expansive ceiling, and more. I visited during Lent and was inspired to attend service for the first time in many, many years. The cemetery contains Mouton's above ground grave as well as many others of interest. Lovely, peaceful historic site.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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82 reviews 82 reviews
23 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We came to visit the cemetery while in town on a family matter because a family member is fascinated with old graves.It turns out to be a historical church on a beautiful piece of property in "Acadiana".

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We arrived to find the front door locked and a sign advising us to enter through the side door which was unlocked. It was a rainy and gray day outside so little light came in through the windows. With very little inside lighting turned on it was a little difficult to imagine the beauty of this historic cathedral. I took... More 

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alexandria va
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33 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Cathedral is nice. Nice stain glass, huge pipe organ. In courtyard is huge oak tree. That alone is worth the visit.

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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

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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