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Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart

89 Ridge Street, Newark, NJ 07104
(973) 484-4600
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Ranked #3 of 13 Attractions in Newark
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
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Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural

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Paramus, New Jersey
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79 reviews 79 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The Basilica is truly amazing & beautiful. While it's not St. Patrick's or any of the other famous churches in the world it is definitely a destination that's worth visiting. We have been their 3 times in the past 6 years for a 1st Holy Communion, a funeral & a Confirmation & each time it was awe inspiring.

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Austin, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This church is amazingly beautiful, the stained glass and high ceilings had us in awe. We visited the church early on a Saturday morning. Only 1 door was unlocked which lead to the main office, we asked if we were allowed to look around and they happily said yes. We walked all around the church (which was completely quiet and... More 

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Piscataway
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This Newark landmark combines the solemnity of history with exquisitely beautiful art and a location that is visible from most parts of the city.

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Belleville, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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55 reviews 55 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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113 reviews 113 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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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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