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Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

222 East Harris Street, Savannah, GA 31401 (Downtown)
912 233 4709
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As featured in Budget friendly Savannah
Ranked #3 of 119 attractions in Savannah
Type: Religious Sites
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Hiking
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description: The oldest Roman Catholic church in Georgia.
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I cam away from touring this cathedral in absolute awe. It is the most beautiful. reverent place I have seen. The outside is magnificent with its beautiful spires, but it is the inside that is truly inspiring. The stained glass windows and the frescoes are something I will never forget.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

My husband and I enjoy visiting local churches when we travel to different cities. The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist did not disapoint us. This church is beautiful and well worth the time to visit.

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Texarkana, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This is the 2nd largest Catholic cathedral in the US and worth seeing! It is beautiful and open to the public most of the time. If you go on certain days you can even go to Mass.

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Savannah, Georgia, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This place is gorgeous, I think anyone (religious or not) would love seeing this church. The architecture is so breathtaking and it is a nice place to go when sight-seeing.

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Orlando, FL
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Must see cathedral in Savannah. Beautiful details and vitrals make you feel like inside an European church. Just amazing to stop and look above and around you.

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Pendleton, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Beautiful church, would definitely recommend seeing. Only downfall is hard to see on Sunday, due to limited visitor hours.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We're not religious, but we like to visit churches on vacation. Beautiful church...and a welcome break from the heat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This place was beautiful, and definitely worth the stop. It's free to visit, and will absolutely knock you off your feet. The detailed decor, the blue marble columns, the massive organ, the gorgeous alter. It was all something to see, for sure. You get a feeling when you're inside that you can only understand once you have been inside, so... More

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

Absolutely magnificent! A must see! This cathedral is reminiscent of great churches you see throughout Europe. We lit a candle and said a prayer. It was absolutely peaceful and beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Our tour guide stopped here to allow us a few mins to view this amazing structure. It was extremely breathtaking. I loved seeing the candles and the sculptures on the wall. We never would have stopped, had we not been on this tour. I am really glad we got to experience this

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