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Cathedral of St John the Evangelist

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Address: 515 Cathedral St, Lafayette, LA 70501
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This quasi-Romanesque brick cathedral in Lafayette is worth a look.

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Attractive architecture and surroundings

My friend and I went to Easter mass there. The building was impressive and the music was impressive. I was particularly impressed by the immense oak out front--by far the largest... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I went to Easter mass there. The building was impressive and the music was impressive. I was particularly impressed by the immense oak out front--by far the largest I had ever seen, and apparently one of the largest in the country.

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new iberia,la
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Attended a wedding here ...this church is absolutely beautiful ...the upstairs when you turn around is such a beautiful sight!

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cathedral & oak are situated adjacent to each other. While the Cathedral is lovely, the 450 year old oak is just magnificent! The two being so near one another adds a sense of curiosity & mystery. But it's the oak that steals the show with its immense size & beauty, its limbs themselves as large as fully grown trees.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I come see this church and oak tree every time I am in the area. The live oak is 500 years old and is a sight to behold. Breath taking and screams history!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This cathedral is beautiful to see and has a lot of history behind it. I have only been in it for weddings. which made it even more beautiful You can take tours, though and learn more about it.

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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Reviewed March 13, 2017

Bring your hankies. This place is so large and has so much grace about it it will make you almost cry. Beautiful and well maintained.

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Reviewed February 15, 2017

The cathedral is beautiful, inside and out, but the 500-year-old oak tree which stands right next to it is worth checking out!

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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Reviewed February 15, 2017

My sister was visiting from out of state, so we went to the church to pray. It was lovely- beautiful inside.

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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Reviewed February 13, 2017

This church is a century old, and built on the site of the first Lafayette Catholic church. Unusual architecture. The priest who built the church, a Dutch native, had plans submitted by a Dutch architect but carried out by a local builder. Parishioners carried bricks to the site on the wagons. There is an exquisite museum and gift shops on... More 

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Reviewed February 1, 2017

Very unique and historical place to visit in Lafayette. The Cathedral and grounds are very nice and the church still holds regular Catholic services.

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