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Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart

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Address: 89 Ridge St, Newark, NJ 07104-1029
Phone Number: (973) 484-4600
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Majestic, Grandiose on par with the best in Europe and the best part is that is here in Newark, New Jersey, USA.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2016
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5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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Thank lurdes8
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5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

This historic cathedral is as beautiful as it was when it was built. You will adore this structure inside and out. Look in every nook,ceilings, floors, Windows..each inch designed perfectly. If you go during a holiday season, the altars are draped with thousands of plants.You can feel the spirit when you enter this holy building. Be careful. The neighborhood is... More 

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Newark, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

If you want to enter for religious or spiritual reasons, or want to capture the great architectural features of the Cathedral, it has many different features to choose from.

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

My wife and I had the pleasure to attend Sunday Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark, New Jersey. It is an absolutely beautiful place to visit and worship. There is also a lovely park with beautiful gardens located across the street.

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Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

I visited the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart while waiting for my flight, this based on a tip from the Tripadvisor community and I am glad I did see it. From outside an amazing building and to my surprise it was open. The inside decoration is decent, the vitrages in the windows are very nice. I did some walking in... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

Ask anyone who lives in New Jersey where the great cathedral is and they will look at you dumbfounded. "There's a cathedral in Newark?" Yes, and it is modeled on the one in Rouen, France. Needless to say, it's magnificent. Where do you find it? Where do they place all great cathedrals - on a hill. Just look up and... More 

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Belleville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

Entering the basilica you will catch your breath at the height and volume of the space. Even if you are not Catholic or religious you will appreciate the old world design and craftsmanship. The woodwork is ornate, intricate and warm. I suggest trying to arrange a tour if possible to learn the history of the cathedral and meaning of the... More 

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