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Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart

89 Ridge St, Newark, NJ 07104-1029
+1 973-484-4600
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Largest French Gothic building in the Western hemisphere

I was a tour guide here for many years and, in my humble opinion, its exterior is far more... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2017
Clifton, New Jersey
Beautiful cathedral

This is a large beautiful cathedral done in a French Gothic style. The style is not the typical... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
Madison, Connecticut
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89 Ridge St, Newark, NJ 07104-1029
+1 973-484-4600
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

I was a tour guide here for many years and, in my humble opinion, its exterior is far more beautiful than S. Patrick's Cathedral, in NYC. The façade of the cathedral is flanked by 2 soring rectangular bell towers on either side of the front,...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2017

This is a large beautiful cathedral done in a French Gothic style. The style is not the typical American cathedral style but it is beautiful and very welcoming. The mix/contrast of colors is eye catching. It reminds you of a cathedral in France and other...More

Thank Bradt255
Reviewed 6 July 2017

As beautiful a church as you'll find anywhere. Particular favorites: (a) the two front towers are rotated 45% (a very unusual element; (b) the brass front doors have Old Testament scenes and New Testament evangelists; (c) the Stations of the Cross are made of mosaics...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 4 July 2017

We are quite surprised with the beauty of the cathedral. The architectural style is a hybrid of English and French styles, making it a combination of York Minster and Notre-Dame. Very outstanding facade. Unfortunately it was not open when we arrived.

Thank Leon L
Reviewed 20 June 2017

beautiful architecture, tough to find parking around her on a Sunday (of course). Take a walk around the lake and enjoy the cherry blossoms too.

Thank HermanTheGerman-inTX
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

I was visiting Newark and this cathedral calls for attention since downtown that I saw it. It is beautiful; it has a unique structure to other cathedrals. Definitely recommend it; it's very beautiful! It's next to the Brook Branch Park!

Thank MIke R
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

We met the kindest people here, both their desk staff and their priests! We made friends with one of the priests and he was exceptionally kind to show us some locked areas (choir room and the baptismal). My husband is a reverend, so this was...More

Thank Rest-and-Romance
Reviewed 23 May 2017

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...More

Thank lolo c
Reviewed 3 May 2017 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.

Thank Binu P
Reviewed 28 April 2017

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....More

Thank larigot
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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
Tom K
17 May 2017|
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Response from stoliman | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry I am not sure
15 April 2017|
Response from AREEN7 |
I was just there, no tripod, and NO camera with a big lens alowed.