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Cathedral of St John the Evangelist

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

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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Shreveport
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 2 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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Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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Louisiana
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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 3 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Such a beautiful mass and cathedral. 100 years old this year, so glad that it has been blessed and has remained through all the history. Priest presented a wonderful mass this evening. So glad I was able to being my family! !

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Killeen, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's quite a thing to behold. A 500 year old tree. So beautiful and majestic. The stories that tree could tell. Beautiful

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Thank Foeltz
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

The architecture of this cathedral is unique and high quality. The Cathedral is setup as a standard European cross; however, the place is unlike any of the other Cathedrals in town. The building is brick and stone and this adds a layer of stature to the place.

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Truckee, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Not just one row but two rows of the most beautiful stained glass windows depicting scenes form the bible.

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