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Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart

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Lovely Church

A tourist attraction . An incredible landmark in a not so great area in the heart of the city of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Explore799371
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Lyndhurst, New Jersey
Wonderful

I was able to see the archbishop and take photos during the Easter break. It was amazing! My family... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2019
eervin996398
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Newark, New Jersey
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A tourist attraction . An incredible landmark in a not so great area in the heart of the city of Newark. Especially with Branch Brook Park in the background during spring when the Cherry Blossoms appear.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 13 February 2019

I was able to see the archbishop and take photos during the Easter break. It was amazing! My family enjoyed the outing.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank eervin996398
Reviewed 13 February 2019

This Cathedral Basilica is used mainly for weddings. It is spectacular to look at. And we asked the decon for a history lesson, It was fascinating to hear.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank redbluekylorgan
Reviewed 6 February 2019 via mobile

Attended a wedding, as regal as can be and it was magestic from start to finish. Guests were in awe of its’ beauty, stained glass windows, choir and clergy service. Not to be missed are the paintings, wall tapestries and historic artifacts. Tours are allowed,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 February 2019

We have attended the candle light Christmas service here, as well as, the Messiah. It is a lovely venue, and the sound is incredible. A perfect spot to experience religous music.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 30 January 2019 via mobile

A beautiful huge popular church. Does look like St. Patrick's Cathedral in NYC. Been there a few times. Very nice.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank pertyle
Reviewed 28 December 2018

My favorite part about this enormous church are the stained glass windows. So pretty. You can visit during the day time, and even the mass is very short and well dne. The grounds are well maintained. We went here often on weekends when the kids...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank RichEPinto
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Went to get Mass Card and service was fast and courteous. This church is very enormous and has very beautiful colored stained glass windows.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank njfcu
Reviewed 10 December 2018

Part of a day tour , we enjoyed a full tour of the Cathedral and recommend any group,large or small be guided through.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Carole l
Reviewed 12 November 2018

Please make it a point to stop by and take a look at this beautiful basilica. It is one of the most beautiful churches in the USA. You won't be disappointed.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BlessedNM
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12 March 2018|
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Response from kagraceb | Reviewed this property |
have only gone for an event or concerts.  I'm sure for security it's not open all the time.  They have tours...call the office at 973-484-4600 to schedule  or check their website for concert schedule and information. 
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Mdteach123
30 November 2017|
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Response from Judy S | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry I don't know when it will be decorated for Christmas. You might want to call the office to find out. The number is: 973-484-4600
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Tom K
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Response from larigot | Reviewed this property |
NJ Transit reports that the GO28 bus, which leaves from all the terminals at Newark Liberty Airport, goes within 3 blocks of the Basilica, but you'd have to walk from the intersection of Bloomfield Avenue and Clifton Street... More
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