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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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Nashville, Tennessee
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I wouldn't call this a must see; it is historic but its your typical catholic church. I think we got to enjoy it more because we were able to witness a couples wedding day.

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Montclair, New Jersey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW via mobile

On a recent visit to Savannah, we stopped by the Cathedral late on a Sunday after services. The outside was unimpressive except for the two towering spires. Inside it is smaller than I expected. Stain glass was beautiful and the altar was pretty but the local church in my old neighborhood in Brooklyn was larger and more impressive. When I... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

One of the very best cathedral I have seen. The church is a piece of art.The mural is very beautiful.

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New Port Richey, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

my wife has been wanting to see the inside of the cathedral for last couple of years and this it was open to the public and the view and sights words do not d it justied.

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Garden City, New York, USA
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52 reviews 52 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We thought we were in Italy as we walked in to this beautiful church. If your interested in the history and the beauty of churches and cant get to Europe, take a visit to this Cathedral. A must for any culture.

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Hiram, Georgia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
35 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW via mobile

I would have loved to have seen more of it, but they kicked us out after telling us we had plenty of time to come in and look around. It wasn't time for them to close yet and it took us forever to find a place to park just so we could go inside.

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Closter, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Beautiful and inspiring. A must see in Savannah for good reason. No matter your faith, I think you'll appreciate this cathedral. Our kids agree (10, 6, 1). A bit challenging with strollers, but doable.

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SOUTH FLORIDA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Absolutely beautiful and definately worth the visit! It is on most of the tour stops or easy to drive to.

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Washington DC
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

The Cathedral has been fully to restored to all its glory. It happens to be right next to the beautiful Bed and Breakfast, The Hamilton Turner Inn on Lafayette Square and is a must see. The stained glass windows, the ornate ceiling details are breathtaking!

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Fort Pierce, Florida
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

A beautiful renovated cathedral with a long and interesting history. Admission prices were minimal and well worth the visit. Savannah can be hot and humid in the summer and this stopover from our trolley tour was a pleasant and air-conditioned respite from the afternoon heat.

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