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Cathedral of St John the Evangelist

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Address: 515 Cathedral St, Lafayette, LA 70501
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This quasi-Romanesque brick cathedral in Lafayette is worth a look.

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Romanesque seat of the Catholic Diocese of Lafayette. Lafayette grew up around this cathedral, and the neighborhood still retains a bit of historic flavoe. The oak tree out front... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Romanesque seat of the Catholic Diocese of Lafayette. Lafayette grew up around this cathedral, and the neighborhood still retains a bit of historic flavoe. The oak tree out front is reputed to be over 250 years old, and the cemetary ontains the graved of two Confederate generals.

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Gulfport, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The church is very beautiful inside and comes with a rich history. The grounds are very interesting too. We had a tour guide share about the large very old oak tree and the history behind why the church was build on this location by the oak tree. The stain glass is beautiful and the alter was beautifully dressed for the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth looking around. Picturesque. Free parking. Cemetery behind is also interesting to walk through.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Beautiful as it gets! Right here in Lafayette, I've seen this church millions of times and it is still a marvel.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

This cathedral is very impressive. Little off the very center, but within short walking distance. I actually attended a service, even though I am not religious. Architecture is awesome

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

This cathedral is absolutely gorgeous. The trees on the property are amazing. There is an oak off to the side that is over 500 years old. The trunk of the tree is 9 feet across and 28 feet around

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Nice church for a quick tour, don't miss the impressive live oak clise to the church, more than 500 years old ..,

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Oldest Church in Lafayette. beautiful architecture. Daily mass available as is Confession. Nice pastor.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Absolutely stunning. Beautiful church. Well kept grounds. The large oak tree in the court yard alone is worth the visit. Beautiful interior. Stain glass windows are gorgeous. Doors are always open. Wonderful place to visit and to see architecture and be in a quiet environment to be drawn close to the Lord.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This is a beautiful church on a nice setting. I have attended a wedding and a funeral at this church. It would be nice to just walk through and observe.

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