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Cathedral of St Joseph

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Address: 140 Farmington Ave, Hartford, CT 06105-3708
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This is a must see modern cathedral. Go in the day time, the stained glass windows are evocative of St. Chapelle in Paris - breathtaking!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 29, 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

This is a must see modern cathedral. Go in the day time, the stained glass windows are evocative of St. Chapelle in Paris - breathtaking!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016

I have been to the Cathedral for many events and always find something interesting about it that I did not see or know before. A treasure of Hartford, the midnight Mass on Christmas should not be missed!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

The Cathedral is a must see for all those of faith. The stained glass windows, lovely organ and general feel is fantastic. You will come away feeling peaceful and refreshed.

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Hopkinton, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

We were lucky enough to attend Mass at the Cathedral during a recent stay. The windows alone were worth the trip. The congregation is a mix of ethnicities and races. Although the space is large, the warmth of the people fills this magnificent place, as does the pipe organ and song.

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Marlborough, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

From the outside, it looks like a concrete monstrosity. The original cathedral burned to the ground, so they rebuilt using concrete to lessen the potential for a catastrophic fire. Inside, you will be greeted by an expansive interior and beautiful stained glass windows that give the cathedral a very light and airy feeling, in contrast to the thick cement walls.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

This is the largest cathedral in the state of Connecticut so if you fancy yourself an enthusiast, it's a "must see". The stained glass was designed in the 60s after a fire destroyed the original cathedral. The designs are so different and unique it's incredible. The church is expansive and the light is amazing with all the stained glass natural... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

The Cathedral was beautiful with magnificent stained glass windows. Attended mass and the priest was wonderful.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

This church is in downtown Hartford. On its face, it is obelisk in nature. The front might as well be a concrete wall. But peer to the sides, sneak a peak inside and you will revel in the inspiring and beautiful design of this church. It's worth the visit.

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2015

This church was built to replace the grand old St. Joseph's Cathedral which burned down in 1956. The fire is worth Googling as it was headline news around the world with incredible photos of the destruction. The cement was I believe an overreaction to the tinderbox nature of the old cathedral which burned for quite some time and injuring ten... More 

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West Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2015

This is a beautiful spot. I was confirmed there- there is plenty of space and it's gorgeous - from the pews, to the windows, to the alter. Outside is very nice too - modern. Enjoy a visit!

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