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Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart

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Address: 89 Ridge Street, Newark, NJ 07104
Phone Number: (973) 484-4600
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Awsome Cathedral

This place is so beautiful. The art, the archetecture, the organist and choir were magnificent. We were at a deaconate ordination in May and we left edified.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Westminster, California
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Westminster, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This place is so beautiful. The art, the archetecture, the organist and choir were magnificent. We were at a deaconate ordination in May and we left edified.

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Breathtaking! The choir is OUTSTANDING! I had no idea this place was in Newark, I would have visited years ago. The architecture, the statues, the stained glass windows, and more. So much beauty to take in. Needed more time.

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San Mateo, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Beautiful, very large church with 3 gorgeous rose windows. We were there to hear the organist explain the huge pipe organ (over 9000 pipes), its history, how it works, how they maintain it, and listen to a piece he played. It was part of an organized tour, so not sure how often available, but it must be magnificent to go... More 

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Thane, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

The cathedral in Newark is worth visiting for its Gothic architecture.Looks like Germans have made this as a part of heritage and reminds one of Cologne.The prayer here on a Sunday and then step out to the nearby Park was resuructing our spirits.The park is a donation by Prudential insurance co Japan.Spring gives out Cherry Blossoms in this place.With a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I think this is the church I saw from the outside and took a photo of, although I didn't go inside. It is one of a number of hotels in the area.

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Montville, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Construction began in 1898 but it was not completed in the French Gothic Revival style until 1954.Pope John II celebrated evening mass here upon his visit to the U.S. in 1995, where upon it was elevated to a Basilica. Located in the Forrest Hills section of Newark's North Ward, the Sacred Heart shines as a beacon when traveling on Route... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A bit of Europe in the heart of Newark. Not to be missed. Historic Landmark visited by Popes and world leaders.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Remember when my families law firm was in the city in the 50's. A destination then and now. truly old school

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Newark, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I live in the area so I've been to the basilica a few times but the last time I was there it was for a tour, the Cathedral is a must-see the architecture the statues how clean it is the history it's just an amazing place to see. There is not much else to see around the Cathedral so that... More 

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Morris County, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

You don't have to be Catholic - or even religious - to visit (we aren't). This is the kind of cathedral you go to Europe to see, but it's right here in Newark with easy parking and a great location next to the beautiful (especially in spring) Branch Brook Park. It's worth visiting.

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