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Basilica Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

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Neighbourhood: Downtown
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Address: 200 Military Rd, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 2E8, Canada
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+1 709-754-2170
10:15 - 16:00
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Museum featuring historical and artistic artifacts pertaining to the Roman...

Museum featuring historical and artistic artifacts pertaining to the Roman Catholic Church.

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Very artistic Cathedral

I didn't even know how big places of worship were in St Johns. There are a few historic places of worship, some even on the same street as this one, but this one stood out the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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New City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn't even know how big places of worship were in St Johns. There are a few historic places of worship, some even on the same street as this one, but this one stood out the most to me. There were many people in attendance, when I first went there, inside was a little crowded, so I didn't bother to... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

good place to drop by if you want to see historic site in St.John's. It is in Downtown and easy to find and very nice view !!!

Thank jieun l
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8 reviews
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Beautifully ornate place of worship. Full of history & a draw to both historians and devout Catholics alike. Pews are relatively comfortable. Statues are strategically placed, albeit some of them are a little worse for wear. The acoustics are poor though, so it's essential to find the right place to sit if you have any hearing impairment.

Thank Gabriel F
Charlottesville, Virginia
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467 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

To find such an amazing structure towering above the city of St. Jon's was totally unexpected. Wander through and plan on an hour to relax, and meditate.

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Lemont, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Loved St. John, Newfoundland! On a self walking tour, we first stopped at the Anglican Cathedral (read review). When we continued up the very steep road toward this Cathedral, we met a local woman and her daughter from the U.S. We had a nice chat and learned more about the neighborhood. The most interesting thing we learned from her was... More 

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Newmans Cove
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

We were very pleasantly surprized and impressed by the Basilica Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. Not being Roman Catholic, we still enjoy seeing great cathedrals and chapels and this one was a great surprize. It is large and very beautiful both inside and out.

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St. John's, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

This church I have seen many times because I'm a local. It it's always so amazing to see. It's so gorgeous with so much history. One of the oldest churches in North America.

Thank Rainnie2015
St. John's, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 15 November 2016

The Basilica is absolutely stunning and presenting its history in play format is genius. The actor was very accomplished and held the attention of everyone present.

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Ladysmith, BC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Very beautiful structure. We celebrated Mass here and took in the beauty around us. Truly lifts your eyes toward the heavens.

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Peterborough, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Having some difficulty finding the words to describe something so beautiful and impressive both inside and out. Suffice to say that this church would be impressive to even non-church goers. Marvellous stained glass throughout toigether with displays and statues enhance the overall beauty. Definitely worth seeing.

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