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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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You have to see this church it is so Breathtaking Its design is so Celtic and the colors? This is a must see in Savavah

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

You have to see this church it is so Breathtaking Its design is so Celtic and the colors? This is a must see in Savavah

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

A must stop! The stained glass windows are just beautiful. Nice stop to rest and take a moment. Full of history. Within walking distance of other points of interest.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

A must see, we attended a service while we were there. Words can not express the beauty of St. John the Baptist.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We saw the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist via wheels, both in rental car and while on bike. The bikes were rented from Ellis Square using the CAT bike rentals ($5 a day per bike), and we enjoyed seeing the cathedral both ways. Although we did not go inside, we were able to see the beauty and scope via... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Loved the stained glass and architecture. Easy stroll from River Street and worth the time to go in and visit this amazing Cathedral.

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Sugar Land, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

It is very pretty but falls in the average category for me although that average includes dozens of famous European cathedrals I've visited and may not be a fair comparison. I will say that one seldom sees such a facility in a small town in the U.S.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The quiet inside is disturbed by the tourists talking. Otherwise, a nice sanctuary. The stained glass windows and the organ are beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This is a breath-taking building both inside and outside. You are allowed to take photos and many were taken. It is quite a moving experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Cathedral was gorgeous, quiet and peaceful. Not too many people in the cathedral on Memorial Day, and you are allowed to take pictures. Definitely worth a stop while in Savannah. Recommend walking from Forsyth park, taking a right onto to Jones rd to see other houses and then taking a left on abercorn st to get to cathedral.

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Reston, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Wish we could have gone inside but a wedding was going on and we had to go home :-) The architecture is beautiful on all sides.

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