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Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

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Address: 222 East Harris Street, Savannah, GA 31401
Phone Number: 912 233 4709
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Hiking
Description: The oldest Roman Catholic church in Georgia.
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A stunning mass in a magnificent cathedral! It's a goal of mine to attend mass in as many American cathedrals as I can and Savannah's Cathedral of St. John the Baptist did not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Birmingham, Alabama

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

A stunning mass in a magnificent cathedral! It's a goal of mine to attend mass in as many American cathedrals as I can and Savannah's Cathedral of St. John the Baptist did not disappoint! The cantor was absolutely beautiful and I was lucky to hear the choir come off of their summer break early! Please don't pass up on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a beautiful cathedral. Stain glass is impressive. As is the holt water font. There are 3 exterior doors representing the father, son abd holy spirit.

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This cathedral is massive and beautiful. The outside does not do it justice. You really need to walk inside and take everything in.

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washington dc
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This is just a really nice and small cathedral, with glorious stained glass, and beautiful detail. Steeped in history that is so easy to see

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I'm not particularly religious, but I still found my visit very moving. After having learned so much in art history regarding the design and structure of cathedrals, it was very interesting and exciting to see it replicated so well in an american cathedral built so long after the initial movement.

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Cross Hill, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

A beautiful cathedral in downtown Savannah. It is gorgeous from its outside to its inside. It is a holy place and I go there to light a candle and say a prayer each time I an in Savannah.

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Montclair, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The Cathedral looks sort of plain on the outside, but the inside is beautiful. There is no charge to visit (they do appreciate donations) and you are allowed to take pictures. Check the Mass schedule as it is not open for people to wander around. Of course you are welcome to participate in Mass.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Recently renovated due to water damage. $11million project. I expected more given the hype of many reviews and suggestions by locals as a "must see" while in Savannah.

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Tupelo, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Beautuiful!!!! Highlight of Savannah!! Well worth the time spent! One of our favorite stops on our trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Very pretty in details and worth the going in and taking pics of a church that burnt so many times. Even let u have church during church times

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