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Basilica Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

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The Veiled Virgin

Only two in the world one in Rome and this is the other. On display at the Presentation Convent... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
mike a
Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
Steeped in history

A beautiful building with amazing stained glass windows. I was with a bus tour and we were... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Niagara Falls, Canada
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Museum featuring historical and artistic artifacts pertaining to the Roman Catholic Church.
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200 Military Rd, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 2E8, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As the building that dominates the skyline, it's worth checking out. Wish there was more information on the inside and it's very dark; made photography a pain.

Thank TCJ-TO
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only two in the world one in Rome and this is the other. On display at the Presentation Convent next door to the Cathedral. Magnificent sculpture. How on earth was it accomplished, a mystery to me. You'll be the poorer for missing this on a...More

Thank mike a
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful building with amazing stained glass windows. I was with a bus tour and we were fortunate enough to hear the organist play, as he was preparing for a wedding. We were given an introduction to the history of the structure by a staff...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely architecture. The Heritage Loop Walk was a great way to see all the neat buildings of St. John’s.

Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 20 August 2018

This gorgeous church has been a part of St. John's history since 1855. Interesting, it faces the narrows, the entry to St. John's harbour, instead of east-west, like most churches do. We love the archway in front of the church, it gives that sense ceremony...More

Thank BenLar137
Reviewed 17 August 2018

Walking through the outside archway & up the sidewalk to the Basilica is beautiful but once you walk through the front doors into the Basilica is simply breathtaking. Truly an architectural masterpiece. The sheer size of the Basilica is awesome. Sitting in the seats &...More

Thank Rossco9
Reviewed 13 August 2018

We walked in to visit during the week and again Sunday morning, for mass. Beautiful and a must see, if in the area. We also heard from a friend about The Veiled Virgin, housed next door to the Basilica. We showed up during the week,...More

Thank teeka33
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

We arrived just at the beginning of a tour... lucky us! The tour is given by an actor who represents a bishop from the past and talks about the area and the building of the cathedral and he talks in the first person, he does...More

Thank jacques1543
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Beautiful Roman Catholic church to visit. Especially when Handel'a Messiah is playing there or when Newfoundland Sympnony Orchestra holds an event there. Wonderful acoustics!

Thank Seagoat96
Reviewed 3 August 2018

Worth a quick stop on your visit to St. John's. The exterior is not that special, but the interior is beautiful.

Thank Stephen B
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Response from Elizabeth F | Reviewed this property |
Saturday mass is at 5pm, Sunday masses are 8:30am and 11am.