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Cathedral of St John the Evangelist

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Address: 515 Cathedral St, Lafayette, LA 70501
Phone Number: +1 337-232-1322
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This quasi-Romanesque brick cathedral in Lafayette is worth a look.

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Very nice inside and out

This cathedral is very impressive. Little off the very center, but within short walking distance. I actually attended a service, even though I am not religious. Architecture is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Odessa, Ukraine
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Odessa, Ukraine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This cathedral is very impressive. Little off the very center, but within short walking distance. I actually attended a service, even though I am not religious. Architecture is awesome

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This cathedral is absolutely gorgeous. The trees on the property are amazing. There is an oak off to the side that is over 500 years old. The trunk of the tree is 9 feet across and 28 feet around

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Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice church for a quick tour, don't miss the impressive live oak clise to the church, more than 500 years old ..,

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Oldest Church in Lafayette. beautiful architecture. Daily mass available as is Confession. Nice pastor.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely stunning. Beautiful church. Well kept grounds. The large oak tree in the court yard alone is worth the visit. Beautiful interior. Stain glass windows are gorgeous. Doors are always open. Wonderful place to visit and to see architecture and be in a quiet environment to be drawn close to the Lord.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautiful church on a nice setting. I have attended a wedding and a funeral at this church. It would be nice to just walk through and observe.

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Last time I visited the old oak tree [and the Cathedral] I spent over a half an hour just marveling at it's stature - it's grandeur. Pictures nor words can do this giant old oak justice. Yes, the Church is a work of art, it's amazing, but the Tree is the real draw. Stunning!

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

The Cathedral of St. John is a unbelievable landmark here in Lafayette, La. Both of my kids go to school here and the Cathedral is a mainstay at the school. The Church is celebrating 100 years this month. The interior of the Church is like no other, a site to behold.

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Thank Mark M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

In downtown Lafayette set next a beautiful live oak on the state register. Be sure to check out the cementary behind the church for a walk into history. Many civil war era grave stones including General Alfred Mounton.

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Dexter, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

Beautiful church, museum and cemetery. The 400 year oak is amazing. Nice gift shop. The details in the church are impressive. I'd like to know more about the architecture style which is moorish looking although this is the third church and was built just before WWI

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