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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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Yes, it's beautiful

Not to be a downer here but this cathedral, which many other reviewers describe as rivaling the cathedrals of Europe is certainly beautiful but much less impressive than other... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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Youngstown, New York
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Youngstown, New York
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

Not to be a downer here but this cathedral, which many other reviewers describe as rivaling the cathedrals of Europe is certainly beautiful but much less impressive than other cathedrals in the US and abroad. If you've never seen a cathedral, it will be a treat. But if you've seen magnificent cathedrals this won't measure up in size or grandeur.... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

Fabulous and enormous Gothic Cathedral. See it for the architecture, the stained glass windows, the massive organ, and the grandness. The outside is as impressive as the interior. Not to be missed.

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Buford
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

If you love huge, ornate cathedrals, you will fall in love with this one. From the moment you walk in, you will be amazed at the vibrant colors of the paintings, stained glass, and carvings. The large columns are beautiful. All of the woodworking is unbelievable. They only ask for a small donation to enter and enjoy and it is... More 

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Kissimmee, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

Beautiful. Lots of gorgeous architecture and stained glass. Historical and background very interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

I can't adequately describe the beauty of this church. We were simply in awe. It can be difficult to get into sometimes though, as they do close for mass, funerals, weddings, ect.

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Paoli, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

We went during the week, without the crowds. Very nice to spend a few minutes as we were walking to the various squares.

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Inverness, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Beautiful building , well lit at night, so one can enjoy it's beauty, but it really shines on foggy or misty nights.

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Lorain, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

My wife and I have traveled to Europe a couple times and visited some of the beautiful cathedrals there - - well this cathedral measures right up with the great cathedrals of Europe. The cathedral was welcoming and had beautiful ornate ceilings, gorgeous altar and two beautiful side alters. My wife and I are Catholic and soon became tour leaders... More 

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Beloit, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

This is a must see when visiting Savannah. It is such a breathtaking church. I walked in and immediately was moved to tears. It is sometimes hard to get in as they close for mass and other functions. I'm glad we made an extra trip back to try to get in.

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Davenport, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Moving Mass in a beautiful setting. Within walking distance of Riverside. A must see, even if just to tour.

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