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“Gorgeous” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Basilica of St. John the Baptist

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 #10 of 49 Attractions in St. John's
Type: Libraries, Specialty Museums, Cultural
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Owner description: Museum featuring historical and artistic artifacts pertaining to the Roman Catholic Church.
Orono, ME
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111 reviews 111 reviews
28 attraction reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
“Gorgeous”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

We were the only visitors at the time, with a mass happening in a small side chapel during our visit. The basilica's custodian noticed that we were visitors, and took the time to explain some of the history and artistic details of this beautiful basilica. Ornate and well maintained, this is worth taking the time to see during any visit to St. John's.

Visited May 2013
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Montreal, Canada
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75 reviews 75 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Wonderful Architecture”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

What a wonderful piece of history-immense -well maintained and located near all hotels and shops --a must to visit.

Visited April 2013
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St. John's, Newfoundland
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86 reviews 86 reviews
20 attraction reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
“Outstanding Visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

This church is a must see for all visitors to St. John's. My husband and I were married there. Difficult to describe. Just show up and sit for a while, walk around or come for mass.

Visited May 2012
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St. John's, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“A nice encouraging visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

I enjoyed the post Christmas hymns and message of the homily. The children, who performed the readings were impressive because of their eloquence and diction. I've heard adults do a bumbling job of the same material.

Visited January 2013
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Nova Scotia
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7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Too late”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Only got to see from the outside......our loss I'm sure. If I come back will try to see inside. Magnificent.

Visited November 2012
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