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Address: 50 Franklin St, Buffalo, NY 14202-4098
Phone Number: +1 716-854-5855
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Beautiful, peaceful, reverent

This was a wonderful place to sit and reflect on life away from the rush. It is very beautiful and peaceful. I am glad I had a chance to sit and worship quietly.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 November 2016
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Beaufort, South Carolina
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Beaufort, South Carolina
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87 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

This was a wonderful place to sit and reflect on life away from the rush. It is very beautiful and peaceful. I am glad I had a chance to sit and worship quietly.

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Harriman (Orange County) New York
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

If you like Cathedrals... like architecture... appreciate beauty and craftsmanship... then don't miss visiting St. Joseph's. (You wouldn't go to Manhattan without visiting St. Patrick's, would you; the same applies to Buffalo's St. Joseph's.)

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Thank William B
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82 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

It is a very pretty church, with great architecture. It reminds me of churches in Europe. Very nice, serene place.

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Grand Cayman
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137 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

I'm a Catholic, and this is a sanctuary as far as I'm concerned. I did not chance upon a mass, but the architecture was great and a must-see. Actual visit - AUgust 2015

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Buffalo, New York
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

How lucky we are to have a cathedral of this magnitude in our area. Recently visited Italy and this church can compete with the churches we visited there. It is a lovely place to just stop in and say a prayer or attend mass.

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Thank nanaxs6
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Very beautiful it was worth going to see this landmark in Buffalo. Great architecture and beautiful inside. There also other churches and buildings in the area on historic church street. Don't miss the City Hall building.

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Mentor, Ohio
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We were visiting from Cleveland and stopped by for mass, what a beautiful church! Stop by if you're a fan of old churches and architecture! Everyone was very welcoming.

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Edenton, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

A work of art, beautiful stained glass windows, statues and altars. Enjoyed my visit, the priest and ushers were friendly as well.

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Morrisville, Vermont
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

This is truly a beautiful church. It is done in the Medieval English Gothic style, with pointed arches,ribbed ceiling vaulting,elaborate ornamentation and beautiful stained glass windows. There a several internal side shrines to St. Anthony of Padua, and St. Theresa the Little Flower,. The stained windows, many of them done in Germany and Austria depict various scenes from the lives... More 

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Youngstown, New York
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90 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

This beautiful church has the most amazing sound. The pipe organ is majestic. I try to stop in whenever I am downtown. It is an easy walk from Canalside. #LivingSomedayToday

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