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“Latin & Light” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist

Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist
120 Broad Street, Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 7248395
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Ranked #3 of 106 Attractions in Charleston
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
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Hilton Head Island
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Latin & Light”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The Latin mass was a return to the Sundays of our childhood and made all the more magical by an outstanding organist and choir. Recent renovations and refurbishment easily make this one of the most beautiful churches you can visit in this area.

Visited May 2014
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Atlanta, GA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“For architecture lovers”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Based on other travelers' reviews, I knew this was a place I wanted to go on my self-guided photography tour of historic Charleston. The outside architecture drew my interest, but I was disappointed to enter the foyer only to see that a wedding party was taking photos in the sanctuary. The glimpse I caught of the interior lived up to my expectations, but unfortunately, I did not have a chance to return to see it in more detail.

Visited July 2014
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Perth, Australia
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109 reviews 109 reviews
63 attraction reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“beautiful stained glass”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We saw this church on our carriage ride and made a point to walk back to it to see all of the gorgeous lead lights (stained glass). The organ was playing as we admired all of the beauty inside of the cathedral. Beautiful place.

Visited July 2014
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Baton Rouge,Louisiana
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145 reviews 145 reviews
60 attraction reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Directly across from Governor House Inn”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Though we did not have time to visit the interior of this church it was certainly a beautiful view from our inn and certainly one of the many beautiful churches and steeples in the Holy City of Charleston! Charleston has so many beautiful churches that we could not visit all but will visit this one on next visit. The Cathedral of St John the Baptist in Savannah we did visit and it was beautiful inside and out as we know this one is by the interior photos we have seen. Great city for church architecture and worship!

Visited June 2014
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Moore, South Carolina
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“Great church”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Nothing to dislike. Beautiful stain glass and the alter is gorgeous. Try to attend mass. A great historical and spiritual experience .

Visited July 2014
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