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“Basilica of St. John the Baptist” 5 of 5 stars
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Basilica of St. John the Baptist
200 Military Rd, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada (Downtown)
709-754-2170
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Ranked #8 of 56 attractions in St. John's
Type: Specialty Museums, Libraries
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Owner description: Museum featuring historical and artistic artifacts pertaining to the Roman Catholic Church.
Dallas, Texas, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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“Basilica of St. John the Baptist”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

This church was lovely and a nice stop in St. John's. The city of St. John's was really beautiful. The architecture was beautiful in the town and it is a great place to visit.

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Lynch Station, Virginia
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“Beautiful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

The Basilica could have been more interesting if we would have had a good tour guide. We were left to enjoy the beauty on our own.

Visited September 2012
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“Interesting ceiling”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

This basilica is a few minutes walk from St John the Baptist Anglican Cathedral. Both churches have the same name so we were a bit confused at the beginning. The well ornated ceiling of this church is of particular interest.

Visited September 2012
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Montreal, Canada
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“Impressiveand massive stone construction”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

Huge cathedral bearing testimony to the predominantly Irish Catholic presence in Newfoundland. Good explanation on the pacific political struggle between Church and State, and Irish and English.

Visited September 2012
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Nova Scotia
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“Stunning Architecture”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

A beautiful church in a location that Makes it seem like it towers over St. John's. The inside is beautiful, the architecture amazing. Be sure and visit the chapel next door to see the statue of "The Veiled Virgin" it's absolutely incredible.

Visited April 2012
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