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Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart

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Address: 89 Ridge St, Newark, NJ 07104-1029
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Attended an event and was wow'ed!

I have attended a number of the Seton Hall University graduations at this cathedral and find it to be just a magnificent venue. Worth going to just to visit. Coming off Rt. 280... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Stanhope, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have attended a number of the Seton Hall University graduations at this cathedral and find it to be just a magnificent venue. Worth going to just to visit. Coming off Rt. 280, the ride is not bad and parking is relatively easy in the middle of the day, in the middle of the week.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

Spectacular architecture and spiritually moving place. You would never expect to find this where it is located. Contrary to what others have said I did not find the neighborhood unsafe. It is just not in a rich area. It is in a working class residential area adjacent to the beautiful Branch Brook Park.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

This church is beautiful and huge, this is a must see if you are in the Newark Area, Parking is a challenge in the area though.

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Burnaby, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

Thought we would do something different in this NJ trip. Visited cathedrals and discovered this beautiful Sacred Heart Cathedral - 5th largest cathedral in North America. Very solemn place and quite timely that the Holy Door was still open. Magnificent facade, altar and overall architecture. Check out the Blessed Sacrament and say a little prayer. Make sure to also visit... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

This cathedral is a historical landmark and one of the most beautiful churches I have been to. Even if you are not interested in attending a mass it is worth going to marvel at the architecture and detail.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

It is a great church, nice stained glass, big Gothic interior and exterior expected more from a cathedral in Europe that one in USA. Nice mass on Sundays. Take care where you park and not to be alone the area is not very secure.

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Newark, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Majestic, Grandiose on par with the best in Europe and the best part is that is here in Newark, New Jersey, USA.

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Nutley, NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Even more beautiful than Saint Patrick in NYC. Beautiful rose window and other stained glass. Stay for noon mass on Sunday and listen to the choir. They are great.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

Such a beautiful and holy place. Been here many times to attend Red Mass in September and for wedding ceremonies.

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Clifton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016

I took a friend to the Cathedral recently because he had never been here and is a Catholic. I was so impressed by the size and beauty. I am not Catholic but I was very impressed.

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