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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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Beautiful Church

This is a must see in Savannah. The architecture is beautiful and it is so peaceful. The stained glass windows are exceptional.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Leesburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Don't just see this from the outside! To fully appreciate the beauty of this architectural wonder, you must visit inside and see the stained glass, the pipe organ and the alter!!! Definitely worth the extra few minutes to go inside.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This is a must see in Savannah. The architecture is beautiful and it is so peaceful. The stained glass windows are exceptional.

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

The interior of this church is breathtaking. A tour will give you a history you just can't get if you simply wander.

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We made a short visit on our way back to our hotel on Lafayette Square. It's a nice building but lacks grandeur when you compare it to European cathedrals. It is a quiet oasis but I would not let it detain you too long.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

I was in awe of this cathedral. I've been inside many of these and have to say that it is the most beautiful 2nd only to the Vatican.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The most beautiful church I've ever seen...The stained glass is gorgeous. ..I highly recommend stoping in for a walk thru. .

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Palm City, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This is too beautiful to miss. The architecture and history of this Cathedral is stunning. I highly recommend making this a stop on your visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We walked by the cathedral on one of our tours and noticed that it was a catholic church and attended Sunday morning mass not realizing that this structure was a tourist attraction until later. The architecture and features of the cathedral are amazing. The alter, columns, stained glass windows, and sculptures are so detailed that you would stare at it... More 

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Keystone Heights, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This cathedral is so beautiful. The stained glass and other elements are breathtaking. There is no cost to tour the cathedral (donations only), so this is a great option for a rainy day or when the temps outside get too hot.

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Midland, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

So glad we took the time to see the inside - if you're lucky, you can attend mass. Huge, just gorgeous inside.

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Address: Address: 222 East Harris Street, Savannah, GA 31401
Phone Number: 912 233 4709
Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Georgia Coast  >  Savannah>  > Downtown

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