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Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart

89 Ridge Street, Newark, NJ 07104 (Newark Central Business District)
(973) 484-4600
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Ranked #3 of 13 attractions in Newark
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

I was in Branch Brook Psark yesterday. After walking through this extensive park we drovw to the end to see the fountain area. I saw this Cathedral sitting majestically high up a hill I thought with iflags flying from ts spires it looked like something out of King Arthur's Court.

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Newark, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Great building, condusive to worship. Great choir, especially during the Holy Week. I always go on Good Friday night when they sing a capella. On Wednesday there are concerts.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Simply. If you are in Newark then you have to see this cathedral! It's not easy to get there from downtown (I used public bus) and it's not easy to find right doors but it's definitely worth seeing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

This magnificent building is simply beautiful . The interior is neogothic with tall walls of the main nave. Looks great when all lit up, very distinctive. It is one of the largest cathedrals in US. It makes it also for a very beautiful landmark on the skyline of Newark.

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Fords, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

The Pope has visited. This is as close to the "old world" Cathedrals as it gets. It is a working church however, not just a sight seeing destination. Having said that, you will find the care takers warm, informative, and inviting. It is a long look. Be respectful, but look, walk around. Pick out the Stations of the Cross. Admire... More

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Nutley, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

I just attended a Christmas Carol Concert at the Cathedral. The Cathedral Choir and Orchestra were extraordinary. The architecture and lighting defy description. The holiday decorations and candelight setting were breathtaking. This beautiful basilica is a must see. Attending a concert here is an unforgettable experience.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Surprising somewhat that such an excellent example of catholic architecture turns up in Newark, but there it is! Had the place to myself in the middle of a weekday and some of the masonry work rivals anything seen in Europe.

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Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

I had some time in Newark and needed some place to go while waiting to check into my hotel. When driving through Newark this place definitely stands out. The sheer size is impressive. It is so peaceful and quiet inside. The stained glass and architecture are beautiful. If you have 30 minutes and want to see a beautiful cathedral, stop... More

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Newark, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

I am a lover of architecture, so for me this building s a treasure. If you didn't know that you were in the City of Newark, you might think that you were in a Vatican Building.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Inspiring! A masterpiece of history. Its exquisite external beauty is complemented by a a majestic interior seamlessly adorned with meaning. There is ample parking space. Across a lake, it overlooks Branch Park which is ample dotted with many cherry trees the bloom of which is celebrated yearly by tourists and locals.

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