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Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist

120 Broad Street, Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 7248395
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Ranked #4 of 104 attractions in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
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Hilton Head Island
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The Latin mass was a return to the Sundays of our childhood and made all the more magical by an outstanding organist and choir. Recent renovations and refurbishment easily make this one of the most beautiful churches you can visit in this area.

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Atlanta, GA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Based on other travelers' reviews, I knew this was a place I wanted to go on my self-guided photography tour of historic Charleston. The outside architecture drew my interest, but I was disappointed to enter the foyer only to see that a wedding party was taking photos in the sanctuary. The glimpse I caught of the interior lived up to... More

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Perth, Australia
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98 reviews 98 reviews
53 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

We saw this church on our carriage ride and made a point to walk back to it to see all of the gorgeous lead lights (stained glass). The organ was playing as we admired all of the beauty inside of the cathedral. Beautiful place.

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Baton Rouge,Louisiana
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123 reviews 123 reviews
55 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Though we did not have time to visit the interior of this church it was certainly a beautiful view from our inn and certainly one of the many beautiful churches and steeples in the Holy City of Charleston! Charleston has so many beautiful churches that we could not visit all but will visit this one on next visit. The Cathedral... More

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Moore, South Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Nothing to dislike. Beautiful stain glass and the alter is gorgeous. Try to attend mass. A great historical and spiritual experience .

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Warner Robins, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Reverent celebration of the Mass. Welcoming community. Worth the visit. Come a little early to find a parking space

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Largo, FL
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

A beautiful, peaceful setting....the cemetery is very interesting...historical. We wandered through the cemetery waiting for the services to end. While wandering the church, noted spectacular stained glass, dramatic paintings and extensive woodwork...ENJOY!

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Los Angeles, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This church did not disappoint. The architecure was spectacular, and it was lovely on the inside as well.

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Cleveland
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122 reviews 122 reviews
53 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Attended 11:15 am mass on Sunday. Unfortunately, the choir is off for the summer, but nice mass and enjoyed the beautiful church.

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Medford, New Jersey
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111 reviews 111 reviews
65 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

worth a visit for its beautiful period interior- check visiting hours, although open most of the day

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