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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 15 attractions in Newark
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
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New Brunswick, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

This is one of the most beautiful churches in Newark. I was there for a Christmas concert last December and had a wonderful time. Close to Branch Brook Park, the neighborhood isn't the best, but it was good enough for the Pope to visit a few years back. Beautiful architecture.

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Green Brook, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Stunning. The renovations were well worth whatever was spent on it This cathedral is loved By the Catholic community in the surrounding towns, they would not visit Newark otherwise.The sense of awe that cloaks you upon entry,is only quickly overpowered by the rush of emotions that succumb you to his presence in this wonderful building. I have been visiting this... More

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Draper, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The Basilica is a cultural center for New Jersey. A great place for Catholics for mass or for weddings, it is also home to great music and other performances. Pope John Paul I visited here, and so did I! Loved it (and I'm not Catholic).

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

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

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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