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“It's a cathedral” 3 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 121 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.
Savannah, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“It's a cathedral”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

I guess, being from Germany, I was not overly impressed by the cathedral, for I have seen many similar ones back in Germany, and this one for me personally lacked character. The art is beautiful, but you can tell that it only mimics the old european churches, while it is obviously way younger itself. It looks too clean and modern in its overall appearance, fo it is usually the church's history that makes the visit an experience.

Visited December 2012
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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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“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.

Visited January 2013
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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.

Visited January 2013
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