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Review of Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The oldest Roman Catholic church in Georgia.
Miami, Florida
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“What a majestic place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2013

This was an absolutely beautiful church! They still had the Nativity scene up which was most impressive, bigger than any I've ever seen, complete with a water fountain. While visiting, I saw a baptism in progress, people waiting for confession, the altar area being readied for evening services, along with several people there to tour the church. It had a very welcoming, peaceful air about it. Definitely worth the visit.

Visited January 2013
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Roanoke, Virginia
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2013

Have never been in such a beautiful cathedral. They were taking down the Christmas decorations when we were there, but it was still a beautiful place. For any questions, the volunteers are very knowledgeable about the history of the building.

Visited January 2013
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Miami, Florida
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54 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Loved the serenity”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2013

It's a beautiful church with a lot of history. Pick up a flyer if they have one in the back of the church. There's a lot of history in this place.

Visited December 2012
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Blacksburg, VA
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78 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Beautiful church”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2013

Open all week (closes 5 pm), this cathedral is both impressive in scope and beautiful in construction. Dominated by stain glass windows, and faux mable columns (looking at them you wouldn't guess they were faux) with other beautiful art (including the baptismal font) this is a lovely place to visit whether or not you are Catholic. Note: hat's off inside!

Visited January 2013
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Incredible”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2013

This old church is incredible. Do not miss this if you are seeing the sites in Savannah. It is well worth a stop and at least a few minutes of your time.

Visited December 2012
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