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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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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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Amazing Cathedral.. was very busy with funerals and weddings.. but we got in on our 4th attempt. Check out the other old churches around as well.

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Savannah is one of the most beautiful churches I have ever seen. It rivals St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York. Amazing spires on the outside and beautiful stained inside.No matter what your religion is you can feel inspired here.

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Raleigh, NC
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We attended 10 a.m. mass the weekend we were in Savannah. The church and its staff are wonderful. It was a great experience.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We are not Catholics but we went for service there and it was a wonderful experience. The organ music was beautiful; we were impressed by the drawings, stained glass and the sculptures. Must see while in Savannah.

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Arlington, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

I photographed this church and went inside during a photography tour of Savannah. It is beautiful inside and out. It is very well maintained which is to be expected. Voluntary donations are accepted if you go inside.

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Sylvania, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

The architecture is amazing and there are no words to describe the stained glass windows nor the painting in the cathedral. Even though there were other tourists in there I felt so at peace and full of God's grace. It was good for my soul to sit there in my solitude amongst strangers. I feel this is a must see... More

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LaGrange, Georgia
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82 reviews 82 reviews
23 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

If I come back again I would want to attend mass as the inside is breathtaking. My son is 16 and he liked the church but soon got bored as we took several pictures. It is a must see in Savannah.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Amazing Grace is all I could think when I walked into this beautiful house of worship! The architecture is unbelievable! The history, the art, the reverence. . . totally awesome! There are no words to do justice to St. John's cathedral.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Do whatever it is you have to do to get this on your itinerary. Absolutely beautiful! Pictures just don't do it justice, you will be in awe.

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Georgia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

We visit the Cathedral every time we go to Savannah. It is majestic and beautiful. A little slice of heaven in the heart of tourist district.

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