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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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Belleville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

One of the best hidden secrets in Newark..........The Cathedral's architecture is magnificant......At night you could see it lights fron Route 280.... seconds away from St. Lucy's Church & St. Gerard Festival........ If it is good enough for a Pope to visit..........

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The inside is grand and beautiful, comparable to any world-class Basilica. The grounds and neighboring Branch Brook Park have undergone a significant renovations which provide scenic photographs in Spring, when the Cherry Blossoms bloom and Autumn, during the Fall foliage changes.

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Newark, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Beautiful French Gothic architecture. Their Sunday service at noon has a full choir (September through May). Even if you're not Catholic, you need to hear it.

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New Brunswick, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

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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New Jersey
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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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