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Cathedral of St John the Evangelist

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Address: 515 Cathedral St, Lafayette, LA 70501-6701
Phone Number: 337-232-1322
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This quasi-Romanesque brick cathedral in Lafayette is worth a look.

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Pre-Columbian Roots

St John Cathedral offers two main draws for visitors: an historic church and a massive live oak tree: a side-by-side, totally free, two-for-one deal that is worth an hour of your... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Vincent M
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

St John Cathedral offers two main draws for visitors: an historic church and a massive live oak tree: a side-by-side, totally free, two-for-one deal that is worth an hour of your time. Not worth driving hours to see, but if you’re headed to Lafayette for a different reason, or even just driving past Lafayette on I-10, I’d definitely recommend taking... More 

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Lafayette, La
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A well maintained old Church, interesting cemetery to rear of Church. It is the center of the down town area and is the seat of the Diocese . Beautiful live oak on side of Church

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a privilege it is visit a beautiful church and grounds, knowing grounds were donated by my great, great, great, great, g/f. Well maintained, and reverant liturgies.

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Westmont, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Highly recommend to see the beautiful old live oak tree outside the cathedral Definitely worth the trip

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Shreveport
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This stunning, elegant old cathedral draws you in. Surrounded by gigantic palm trees and garden walkways, it asks you to step inside. Open to the public, we walked in to find glorious stained glass windows and beautifully candle-lit alters asking you to stay a while. The 500 year old Cathedral Oak tree, one of the world oldest live oaks, stretches... More 

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San Antonio, Texas, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very beautiful historic church. Appreciated the fact we could walk in and appreciate the beauty. The historic tree is amazing.

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a gorgeous old cathedral in the middle of Lafayette. The priest gave an inspiring homily, and you can feel the dedication he has to his church. It's peaceful, and whether you're Catholic or not, it is an experience not to be missed. After mass, feel free to wander around the cemetery and see some of the old tombs... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here because we went to the Alexander Mouton house and the guide said we should visit. It was just a short walk, so we did. It is just beautiful! We are not Catholic, but we still enjoyed visiting here. It is just a marvel of great architecture. We were in awe.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful. No matter what religion you practice you will be mesmerized by the beauty of this church. Father Chester is amazing and is a blessing to his congregatuon. There is a mesuem and gift shop but the church...it's so beautiful. They offer tours and visitors from all over the world stop here. One of the most beautiful and peaceful places... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They were having a wedding, so instead of touring, we walked around the fascinating cometary. Nicely kept and quite historic!

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