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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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A magnificeent basilica out shine the one in NYC

It was built with the donation from the early Italian immigrants. Hence it matches the best they had in Europe. You have to walk around the inside to appreciate every little... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2016
Teddy H
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Montclair, New Jersey
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Montclair, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

It was built with the donation from the early Italian immigrants. Hence it matches the best they had in Europe. You have to walk around the inside to appreciate every little details. I've seen enough churches, basilicas but this is one the of the best....and it's in our back yard!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

On a trip back home to Newark, NJ from California we stopped by to show my kids, wife and mother-in-law the church. My mom would always go to Christmas service here even though we are not Catholic.

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New Providence, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

I love church architecture and layout. It's rare, especially in the crowded life of the Tri state area, to find a church that is both majestic inside and out, along with the immediate area around the church to flow properly and accentuate the church. This church is simply magnificent. I am sorry, cathedral. If in Newark for work, visiting, or... More 

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Morristown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

What a way to spend Christmas Eve! The basilica is stunningly beautiful. I'm in awe of all the architectural details in every nook and cranny. St. Patrick's Cathedral in NYC is magnificent, but this takes my breathe away. The choir puts the icing on the cake during the midnight mass. They all have angelic singing voices. I travel 20 minutes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

There are so many wonderful things to see and learn about this Cathedral Basilica it would be difficult to absorb it all during one visit. Multiple visits are highly recommended and an organized tour is a must. I've visited St. Patrick's Cathedral in NYC and had no idea New Jersey had such a magnificent Cathedral until I moved to NJ... More 

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Newark, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

with its 100s of candles lighting the basilica, it is most wonderful Christmas concert with instruments and choirs anywhere, whether Protestant or Catholic, there is none better. Not to be missed. It is going to happen 12/16 and 12/17. I went a previous year and that choice isn't available.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

This Cathedral is phenomenal the high ceilings are a sight to see. The structure of the building itself is an amazement. The church is kept beautiful inside.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

A GREAT EXAMPLE OF FINE church architecture better than most basilicas safe place to visit you will be glad you stopped and took the time to visit

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Belleville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The basilica has amazing stain glass windows and a wonderful chapel hidden away. The grounds are kept in remarkable order. It is a diamond in the rough.

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Verona, Nj
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

An absolutely beautiful church in Newark, near Branch Brook Park and Route 280. No need to be Catholic to appreciate the beauty of this building. As a place of worship it is awe inspiring.

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