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Cathedral of St John the Evangelist

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515 Cathedral St, Lafayette, LA 70501-6701
+1 337-232-1322
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An excellent example of Catholic Architecture

This cathedral has been around many years, the original structure started in the 1830's. Although... read more

Reviewed yesterday
2manyboats
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Beautiful old church

We love this church. The pastor Fr. Chester is awesome. The church is very beautiful with lots of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Clatiolais
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This quasi-Romanesque brick cathedral in Lafayette is worth a look.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good28%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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515 Cathedral St, Lafayette, LA 70501-6701
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"the stained glass windows"
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"beautiful architecture"
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"pipe organ"
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"large oak tree"
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"sunday mass"
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"old church"
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"sight to behold"
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"beautiful experience"
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"sound system"
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"visiting lafayette"
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"next door"
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"grounds"
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Reviewed yesterday

This cathedral has been around many years, the original structure started in the 1830's. Although many of the paintings and murals were done during a renovation in the 1970's, it is well worth a visit. The organ is magnificent and can be heard from the...More

Thank 2manyboats
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love this church. The pastor Fr. Chester is awesome. The church is very beautiful with lots of detail, if you are sight seeing it’s a must. If you are looking for a church it’s great. I have been going there since I was a...More

Thank Clatiolais
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Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Loved attending mass here when we lived in Lafayette! Always a beautiful service. The music was amazing and the sermons were always just what I needed to hear.

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Reviewed July 9, 2018

I have attended numerous weekday noon masses here at the cathedral. Beautiful way to spend your lunch hour, refreshing your soul and adding a calming effect to an otherwise hectic work day.

Thank Gweneth B
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Reviewed July 4, 2018

I live in Lafayette and I always try to bring guests here. If you like nature, the tree is breathtaking; if you like history, the cemetery is fascinating (take a French speaker with you), if you like churches, this one is impressive for the south,...More

Thank Michelle B
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Reviewed June 30, 2018

The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist is a wonderful example of Dutch Romanesque Revival style. The structure was completed in 1916 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. The land was donated to the Catholic Church in 1821 bny...More

Thank Sowellman
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Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

Visited for a noon daily Mass —- inspiring sermon and beautiful ritual. Take time to soak in the stories of the stained glass windows.

Thank jansonatrip
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Reviewed June 20, 2018

This is a beautiful Catholic church that has been in this town for many years, but the must see thing is the over 400 year old oak tree that is on the property. This amazing tree is being protected by a fence but is a...More

Thank Andree D
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Reviewed June 10, 2018

An impressive design and facade. The grounds are also very nice, and the large oak tree adjacent to the cathedral is worth the visit on its own.

Thank John W
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Reviewed June 6, 2018 via mobile

We stopped by the cathedral on our way to New Orleans. They have a little museum and a gift shop next to the cathedral. The lady that takes care of the museum is such a sweet lady I forgot her name but she gave us...More

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ktol1505
August 24, 2017|
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Response from Marsha L | Reviewed this property |
They were having a funeral mass so we were not allowed to go in. We were able to tour the grounds and take photos. I am not sure, but I think it would be OK inside.
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Tammy G
June 14, 2015|
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