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“Awe inspiring” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
222 East Harris Street, Savannah, GA 31401 (Downtown)
912 233 4709
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Ranked #3 of 122 Attractions in Savannah
Type: Religious Sites
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Hiking
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The oldest Roman Catholic church in Georgia.
Orlando, Florida
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“Awe inspiring”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

I loved the detail work and the scenic artwork. The organ pipes are up and behind the pews and with the huge window behind them, it seems almost unreal.

Visited January 2013
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New York City, New York
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“Beautiful Christmas installation!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Really nice cathedral with amazing windows and interiors. Great Christmas installations. Your kids will love it. you will love it!

Visited December 2012
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Blacksburg, Virginia
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“Rivals any in Europe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

A beautiful church that is open to all visitors free of charge. Just remember to take off your hat and silence the cell phone. The interior is lovely with lots of stained glass and artwork. This doesn't have as much gold leaf as others Cathedrals but the overall effect is light and airy.

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Miami, Florida
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“What a majestic place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

This was an absolutely beautiful church! They still had the Nativity scene up which was most impressive, bigger than any I've ever seen, complete with a water fountain. While visiting, I saw a baptism in progress, people waiting for confession, the altar area being readied for evening services, along with several people there to tour the church. It had a very welcoming, peaceful air about it. Definitely worth the visit.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Have never been in such a beautiful cathedral. They were taking down the Christmas decorations when we were there, but it was still a beautiful place. For any questions, the volunteers are very knowledgeable about the history of the building.

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