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Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart

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Address: 89 Ridge St, Newark, NJ 07104-1029
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i recommend going on a sunny day day so you can walk around the cathedral and take pictures. don't go at night because the area is dangerous. so beautiful on the inside. it's cool... read more

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Newark, New Jersey
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Newark, New Jersey
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

i recommend going on a sunny day day so you can walk around the cathedral and take pictures. don't go at night because the area is dangerous. so beautiful on the inside. it's cool in the winter and hot in the summer inside so dress accordingly if you're going to service or a wedding. they don't make them like this... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The church is very beautiful,we visited last month and it was time of cherry blossom,the surrounding was very beautiful.I was not knowing that such a beautiful place is near my location.Along with this we visited the park near by, it was great time with family.

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Newark, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This cathedral, the fifth largest in the US, will make you feel as if you'd caught a plane to France. There are so many beautiful stained glass windows, statues and carvings that you should plan to spend a fair amount of time in the basilica. The organ, one of the finest on the East Coast, is used for masses and... More 

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louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was so pleasantly surprised with the beauty of this cathedral.If you have a chance it is worth your while to experience this

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Paramus, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

May be the largest church in New Jersey & certainly one of the most beautiful. We have attended religious services here as well as a Confirmation and a funeral, all of which were very moving and impressive.

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NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hold on to your heart and jaw they are about to drop. Beautiful cathedral and always nice services. The organist is amazing. Sounds like the heavens are opening and you are about to walk amongst the clouds and angels. Great to see or join for service!

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Somerset, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 352 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

What an AMAZING Cathedral Basilica – one of the largest French Gothic-style places of worship – right in Newark, NJ!! The Basilica is on The National Register of Historical Places. It took a long time in the creation of this masterpiece. The Cathedral was proposed by the Bishop of Newark in 1859, six years after his appointment. Construction began in... More 

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Midland Park, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

A peaceful place to walk quietly and take in the draw dropping beauty. No tripods or big camera lenses alowed. Try to visit on a bright sunny day so the stained glass window colors "pop".

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Stanhope, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I have attended a number of the Seton Hall University graduations at this cathedral and find it to be just a magnificent venue. Worth going to just to visit. Coming off Rt. 280, the ride is not bad and parking is relatively easy in the middle of the day, in the middle of the week.

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Reviewed 17 January 2017

Spectacular architecture and spiritually moving place. You would never expect to find this where it is located. Contrary to what others have said I did not find the neighborhood unsafe. It is just not in a rich area. It is in a working class residential area adjacent to the beautiful Branch Brook Park.

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