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“Beautiful!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Basilica Cathedral

Basilica Cathedral
40 Cathedral Pl., Saint Augustine, FL
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Miami, Florida
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
28 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Beautiful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

Excellent place to see. Beautiful stained glass depicting the stages of the cross. Amazing altar and statues. I enjoyed sitting and admiring the frescoes painted on the ceiling and the beautiful stained glass windows. This cathedral is very reminiscent of old world architecture.

Visited August 2012
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English first
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Well Worth the Visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

I wish I had known that Wells Fargo opens its parking lot (for free!) to those attending Mass. Parking in the area is expensive and hard to find. Of course, after Mass one must exit the parking lot or be prepared to pay eight dollars.

Mass was lovely, and the musicians actually received an ovation afterward. Even my daughter, who normally is not very interested in history, was awed by the beauty of this cathedral. It is shaped like a cross, which is typical of Spanish mission churches.

A lovely young parishioner and her boyfriend spent about an hour with me after Mass. She personified our faith as she glowed with her love for God and for others. Her openness and friendliness reminds me that the Church is not just an historic building!

Visited August 2012
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Spectactular”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

Of particular interest to those of the Catholic faith. The church as a organization dates to the 1500s but the current building was built in the 1800s. Previous incarnations were burned by various occupying forces. Pay close attention to the art work and enjoy the organ music.

Visited July 2012
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Tampa, Florida
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8 attraction reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Simply Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

This was the #1 thing I wanted to see on vacation, it didn't disappoint. Simply the feeling when you step in is enough to take your breath away. Make sure that you see the side wings also, the stained glass and relics were amazing.

Visited July 2012
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Saint Augustine, Florida
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“my home church”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

Ever feel you're not at home at your church? The Cathedral, beyond its historic value is the most wonderful place to worship. The priests of the parish care about their congregation, the music is wonderful, the pipe organ is stupendous and the place is "comfortable"

Visited August 2012
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