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Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart

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Address: 89 Ridge St, Newark, NJ 07104-1029
Phone Number: +1 973-484-4600
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An unknown cathedral

Ask anyone who lives in New Jersey where the great cathedral is and they will look at you dumbfounded. "There's a cathedral in Newark?" Yes, and it is modeled on the one in Rouen... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 May 2016
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Columbia, Maryland
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Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

I visited the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart while waiting for my flight, this based on a tip from the Tripadvisor community and I am glad I did see it. From outside an amazing building and to my surprise it was open. The inside decoration is decent, the vitrages in the windows are very nice. I did some walking in... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

Ask anyone who lives in New Jersey where the great cathedral is and they will look at you dumbfounded. "There's a cathedral in Newark?" Yes, and it is modeled on the one in Rouen, France. Needless to say, it's magnificent. Where do you find it? Where do they place all great cathedrals - on a hill. Just look up and... More 

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Belleville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

Entering the basilica you will catch your breath at the height and volume of the space. Even if you are not Catholic or religious you will appreciate the old world design and craftsmanship. The woodwork is ornate, intricate and warm. I suggest trying to arrange a tour if possible to learn the history of the cathedral and meaning of the... More 

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new jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

One would think you are in Europe. The stained glass windows are second only to Notre Dame, the music throughout the year impeccable in every way, the Stations of Cross are breathtaking. You must take the tour by the priest and learn the history. The chapels are beautiful, as well. FREE.

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South Orange, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

This Brasilia is one of a kind. It is awe inspiring and beautiful. Plan ahead and see if you can get a guided tour The stained glass windows are breathtaking and so is the main and side altars

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Marlton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

A jewel in Newark, NJ. I take my out-town guests to see this beautiful cathedral. This cathedral is comparable to those in Europe.

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Mahwah, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Great History of the Cathedral with history and explanation of type of structure and stained glass windows.

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Morristown, NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

I have visited cathedrals all over Europe and Sacred Heart, although quite a bit newer than most is as beautiful as most. It is the third largest in the US and is absolutely breathtaking in its grandeur. Plus, it is right on the edge of famous Branch Brook park of cherry tree fame. Allow at least an hour to really... More 

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Hillsborough, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

What a spectacular architectural dream. So much marble and stained glass. It is a beautiful cathedral. Take time to just sit, immerse yourself in old world beauty and don't forget to say a prayer!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

Every stone catch my eyes! this is not only about beautiful architecture but also all about prayers. Just dont let your mind hold on visible things.

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