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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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One of the historic sights we had read about before arriving in Savannah. We stopped in around 9 - 9:30 a.m. There was a lovely gentleman that gave a 10 minute background/history... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Morrisville, Pennsylvania
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Morrisville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

One of the historic sights we had read about before arriving in Savannah. We stopped in around 9 - 9:30 a.m. There was a lovely gentleman that gave a 10 minute background/history of the church. He was wonderful, did a terrific job, and made our visit to the church well worth it.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

We weren't planning on going to this cathedral, but one of our tour guides said it was the most beautiful church they've ever been to, so we checked it out. She wasn't wrong; it is beautiful. The stained glass alone is worth the visit!

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Wahpeton, North Dakota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

The outside and inside of this church is beautiful. You will just be in aw.... one could just stand and look at all the beauty and take it in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Gorgeous cathedral on the inside and out. Very breathtaking. It's definitely a must-see in Savannah. The history is overwhelming.

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Demotte, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

What a spectacular church! The alters, stained glass windows & stations of the cross were incredibly beautiful. Lots of pictures taken here.

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Lafayette, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Beautiful architecture, stained glass, and frescos. Large cathedral that just takes our breath away. Amazing what they could do back in 1873.

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New London, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW via mobile

Step inside and find your own awe. Completely peaceful and well maintained. If you see only one church in Savannah, see this one. Simply beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

a wonderful stop during a beautiful promenade of this enchanting city. Founded by French immigrants from Haiti. The story of this cathedral tells the story of Catholicism in America. Very interesting. Very moving.

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

We were able to tour inside. It is BEAUTIFUL. We sat there for a good hour just taking in the architecture and paintings You get a good sense of peace just sitting there. A definite must on your tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Being Catholic I was happy to be able to attend Mass during Lent when my sisters and I were in Savannah. This Cathedral is magnificent and should be seen whether you are Catholic, Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, agnostic, or something else.

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