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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 rare cathedral of European good taste, quality, and grandeur

We were surprised by how nicely this cathedral was designed and decorated. The exterior, while quite nice, belies the interior, which is done in very good taste. Highly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We were surprised by how nicely this cathedral was designed and decorated. The exterior, while quite nice, belies the interior, which is done in very good taste. Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

The cathedral is very well maintained. Full of marble and intricate wood-work, it really has to be seen in person to fully appreciate. The trolley tours will drop you off here for a 10 minute jaunt. That's just enough time to walk the interior and take it all in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

I was awed and moved by the serenely beautiful, majestic interior. I was on a walking tour with Mike Mack of Noble Jones Tours. The church was not on the tour but Mike graciously took me inside anyway. He knew a lot about the church history and services, being Catholic, and it was awesome to hear the rich history and... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

This is a stunning cathedral. Be sure to notice the carved Stations of the Cross and the Celtic Cross up in the front.

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Roswell, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

One of the best locations to visit in Savannah. Do not miss this beautiful place. Attend a Sunday morning mass if you can.

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Raleigh, Nc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

This is a must see. Absolutely beautiful church, I would recommend taking the time to explore. Make sure you visit when there are not scheduled services.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Very stunning church. Extremely large stain glassed windows. I could just imagine being married there. It would be like a fairy tale wedding.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Started out with a morning walk and found our way to the Cathedral. Mass had already started but we were welcomed and chose to stand in the back until able to sit. Visitors from all around were attending as we recognized some fellow travelers from our hotel in town for the St. Patrick's day festivities.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

When we went to see the church, it was prayer time so we couldn't go inside but the church was beautiful from the outside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

A wonderful old cathedral on Abercorn Street. Massive interior, recently restored both inside and out.

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