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Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart

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89 Ridge St, Newark, NJ 07104-1029
+1 973-484-4600
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Peace, Love, and Architecture

This gem of a building is adjacent to Branch Brook Park... and well worth a visit. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mrspdiddy
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The Church is Massive and Beautiful!! A Gem in The Naborhood, and Outside of Branch Brook Park... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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89 Ridge St, Newark, NJ 07104-1029
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This gem of a building is adjacent to Branch Brook Park... and well worth a visit. The architecture is imposing, the stained glass and adornments luminous, and the people very welcoming. It is a wonderful place to exercise your spiritual self... whether that means Catholic...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Church is Massive and Beautiful!! A Gem in The Naborhood, and Outside of Branch Brook Park.. With Easy Access To Both Highways and Public Transit

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Reviewed July 9, 2018

Attended a graduation there. Beautiful space, truly impressive. The altar is breathtaking and the acoustics are amazing. Grandiose structure, regardless of your religious affiliation, this is an amazing space to reflect, meditate, pray or whatever you choose to do. It can be seen from miles...More

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Reviewed July 9, 2018

This cathedral is very beautiful inside. Go and get a tour!! From buried priests below to the gold statues behind the altar! The architect in the church is amazing. A great place to visit for all!!!!

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Reviewed June 19, 2018

great church for the holidays and regular service. it is also very very big amazing location for weddings and a huge park right down the street to take more pictures

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Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

The basilica is so beautiful and even more so at Christmas. The architecture and art work are unparalleled and surprise a lot of visitors who would never think they would find such an amazing basilica in Newark.

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Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

This Basilica is magnificent. The main altar is spectacular. You cannot help but feel at peace when you walk into this holy place. I would recommend it to anyone.

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Reviewed May 21, 2018

Just attended a wedding here. The most beautiful cathedral I have seen in the US. Absolutely spectacular.

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Reviewed April 8, 2018

This was the most gorgeous cathedral I've ever seen! We went the day before Easter Sunday and they were busy setting up flowers for the Easter service. The architecture is stunning, everything about this cathedral is marvelous. Whether you want to see a service or...More

2  Thank Mitchell M
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Reviewed March 22, 2018 via mobile

This national landmark has been to Hell and back, literally, but still remains the gem of this part of New Jersey. The pope has visited here... My uncle sang Ave Maria at the mayor's daughter's wedding decades ago... And the stained glass rosette window is...More

Thank Jerry D
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Susan T
March 11, 2018|
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Response from kagraceb | Reviewed this property |
have only gone for an event or concerts.  I'm sure for security it's not open all the time.  They have tours...call the office at 973-484-4600 to schedule  or check their website for concert schedule and information. 
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Mdteach123
November 30, 2017|
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Response from Judy S | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry I don't know when it will be decorated for Christmas. You might want to call the office to find out. The number is: 973-484-4600
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Tom K
May 16, 2017|
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Response from larigot | Reviewed this property |
NJ Transit reports that the GO28 bus, which leaves from all the terminals at Newark Liberty Airport, goes within 3 blocks of the Basilica, but you'd have to walk from the intersection of Bloomfield Avenue and Clifton Street... More
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