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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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Beautiful church--but the old tree next to it is the REAL 'attraction'!

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Estherwood, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautiful devotional place for people to worship and spend time with Our Lord. Went for an ordination many years ago and it was beautiful inside.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lafayette's cathedral was built by a Dutch priest in 1900 in the Romanhesque style. Styled "Dutch Romanesque" it is unique in it's decor with a serene harmony of interior colors. Anchored outside by a 500 year old live oak tree, it is a must-visit site in Cajun Louisiana.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

Romanesque seat of the Catholic Diocese of Lafayette. Lafayette grew up around this cathedral, and the neighborhood still retains a bit of historic flavoe. The oak tree out front is reputed to be over 250 years old, and the cemetary ontains the graved of two Confederate generals.

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Gulfport, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016

The church is very beautiful inside and comes with a rich history. The grounds are very interesting too. We had a tour guide share about the large very old oak tree and the history behind why the church was build on this location by the oak tree. The stain glass is beautiful and the alter was beautifully dressed for the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016

Worth looking around. Picturesque. Free parking. Cemetery behind is also interesting to walk through.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful as it gets! Right here in Lafayette, I've seen this church millions of times and it is still a marvel.

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