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Basilica Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

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Address: 200 Military Rd, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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+1 709-754-2170
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10:15 - 16:00
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Mon - Sat 10:15 - 16:00
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Museum featuring historical and artistic artifacts pertaining to the Roman...

Museum featuring historical and artistic artifacts pertaining to the Roman Catholic Church.

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Historical architecture, solemn Spiritual place

Beautifully ornate place of worship. Full of history & a draw to both historians and devout Catholics alike. Pews are relatively comfortable. Statues are strategically placed... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautifully ornate place of worship. Full of history & a draw to both historians and devout Catholics alike. Pews are relatively comfortable. Statues are strategically placed, albeit some of them are a little worse for wear. The acoustics are poor though, so it's essential to find the right place to sit if you have any hearing impairment.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To find such an amazing structure towering above the city of St. Jon's was totally unexpected. Wander through and plan on an hour to relax, and meditate.

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Lemont, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved St. John, Newfoundland! On a self walking tour, we first stopped at the Anglican Cathedral (read review). When we continued up the very steep road toward this Cathedral, we met a local woman and her daughter from the U.S. We had a nice chat and learned more about the neighborhood. The most interesting thing we learned from her was... More 

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Newmans Cove
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We were very pleasantly surprized and impressed by the Basilica Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. Not being Roman Catholic, we still enjoy seeing great cathedrals and chapels and this one was a great surprize. It is large and very beautiful both inside and out.

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St. John's, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

This church I have seen many times because I'm a local. It it's always so amazing to see. It's so gorgeous with so much history. One of the oldest churches in North America.

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St. John's, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

The Basilica is absolutely stunning and presenting its history in play format is genius. The actor was very accomplished and held the attention of everyone present.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Very beautiful structure. We celebrated Mass here and took in the beauty around us. Truly lifts your eyes toward the heavens.

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Peterborough, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Having some difficulty finding the words to describe something so beautiful and impressive both inside and out. Suffice to say that this church would be impressive to even non-church goers. Marvellous stained glass throughout toigether with displays and statues enhance the overall beauty. Definitely worth seeing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We stopped by the Basilica to admire and look at the architecture which truly was noteworthy. Since it was a Sunday, we actually were there when a service was getting ready to begin and so we stayed for awhile. Although we are not Catholic, it was a peaceful and worshipful setting and our hearts were refreshed.

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Milton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Went inside to see the wonderful stain glass. Celebrated 100 years ago a few years back. The grounds have a school, residences and statues.

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