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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 121 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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Ocala, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

was an altar boy and been in a lot of Cathedrals in my life -- after st. Patricks in NYC this is really just as awesome.

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Pensacola, Florida, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Something like $12 million was spent on renovating the Cathedral and it was very well done. During our tour we were told that the founders of Savannah originally did not allow Catholics or attorneys but over time they were accepted.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Must visit! A really cool free thing to do in tourist town. The cathedral is immense and was just something you gotta take in.

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stoughton, ma
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215 reviews 215 reviews
60 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Definitely worth the visit. Fully air conditioned so it helps keep you comfortable from the excessive heat of Savannah. You then get the benefit of the stained glass stories within it 's walls

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Coatesville, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist is definitely a must see in Savannah. The carvings of the Stations of the Cross span the walls. The stained glass windows are spectaclular! The paintings are beautiful. My only comment is that I wish the church had a handout, wish I would gladly give a donation to have, that explained the pictures... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Open to the public and awe inspiring. Huge stained glass windows, enormous arched ways, cathedral ceilings. I would love to go for mass some time, even though I'm Jewish!

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Hilliard, Ohio
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45 reviews 45 reviews
34 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This cathedral is beautiful,on both the inside and the outside. The twin spires can been seen from all over the historic district and are gorgeous lit up,at night. The inside rivals many of the beautiful cathedrals of Europe with wonderful stained glass windows, hand carved stations of the cross and topped with a huge ceiling supported by arches. The downside... More

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Middleville, Michigan
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51 reviews 51 reviews
34 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

The stained glass windows and painted walls, huge organ and rosay window, in addition to the carved stations of the cross, reminded us of European cathedrals. Truly a beautiful Cathedral.

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

This was as impressive as most of the cathedrals we have seen in Europe. Unlike many in Europe, they really seem glad that you visit and they welcome you to take photos. I would put it on the top 10 things to see in Savannah.

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Alpena, Michigan
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73 reviews 73 reviews
13 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

A beautiful church and worth a free tour (with donation). Get as many pictures as you can but do be respectful as it is a house of worship

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