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“Renewal of vows” 5 of 5 stars
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.
Laurel, New York
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Renewal of vows”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

When you first arrive you are in awe of the beauty both inside and outside this Cathedral. the beautiful wood carved stations of the cross and the stained glass windows. There is so much detail that is took us over and hour to view. We decided to come back and renew our vows. Mass was beautiful and the priest blessed both of us and our rings. It is a place we will always revisit when we come back to savannah.

Visited January 2013
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Savannah, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“It's a cathedral”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

I guess, being from Germany, I was not overly impressed by the cathedral, for I have seen many similar ones back in Germany, and this one for me personally lacked character. The art is beautiful, but you can tell that it only mimics the old european churches, while it is obviously way younger itself. It looks too clean and modern in its overall appearance, fo it is usually the church's history that makes the visit an experience.

Visited December 2012
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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Awe inspiring”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

I loved the detail work and the scenic artwork. The organ pipes are up and behind the pews and with the huge window behind them, it seems almost unreal.

Visited January 2013
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New York City, New York
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114 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Beautiful Christmas installation!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Really nice cathedral with amazing windows and interiors. Great Christmas installations. Your kids will love it. you will love it!

Visited December 2012
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Blacksburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Rivals any in Europe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

A beautiful church that is open to all visitors free of charge. Just remember to take off your hat and silence the cell phone. The interior is lovely with lots of stained glass and artwork. This doesn't have as much gold leaf as others Cathedrals but the overall effect is light and airy.

Visited January 2013
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