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“one of the most beautiful churches i've been to”

Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart
Ranked #1 of 41 things to do in Newark
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed July 22, 2012

over the years, i have visited the cathedral basilica of the sacred heart dozens of times and its beauty never ceases to amaze me. i've been to weddings, funerals, masses, etc there and have always come away feeling wonderful. i could see the cathedral basilica from my office window and it was always a source of comfort and awe.

the church i attended as a child and young adult was similar but not as large. both now exist in not so great areas of town but both can boast of parishoners who come back year after year and people like me who visit occasionally but just can't seem to stay away for too long.

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Reviewed June 27, 2012

The is one amazing piece of archutecture. It is a masterpiece in the middle of a rundown area in Newark. It is well kept with glorious stain-glass windows. The staff was very friendly and welcoming. It is very well worth visiting.

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Reviewed June 15, 2012

Went for a Christmas concert and an unofficial tour another time. Actually got to see the catacombs underneath, shhhh! All the side chapels are just as beautiful.

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Reviewed June 6, 2012

For those who like an adventure in architecture with some spiritual aspects, take a break and visit this place. The off-hours entrance is from Ridge Street where there is a person with brochures and any information you want. Go for a stroll inside and be mesmerized by a church that started construction in the 19th century and finished in the mid-20th century. This place beats St. Patrick's any day. Go inside the park and get a view of the cathedral from across the lake inside Branch Brook Park with fountains going and restored landscaping in the foreground...

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Reviewed June 1, 2012

As a long time resdient of Newark, I very often pass by this facility. I've even brought friends visiting me by there to see it. They were amazed!! On another visit by other friends visiting I decided to go inside for a tour. I, along with my friends were BLOWN AWAY!!! It is a magnificent facility!!

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