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Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist

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Address: 120 Broad St, Charleston, SC 29401-2437
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+1 843-724-8395
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 16:00

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This is a beautiful Cathedral in the historic section. We were able to walk right in and walk around. There was a volunteer guide who was very informative.

Reviewed 5 March 2017
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Rochester,NY, United States
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Rochester,NY, United States
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

This is a beautiful Cathedral in the historic section. We were able to walk right in and walk around. There was a volunteer guide who was very informative.

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Waterford
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

If you enjoy visiting cathedrals this one is worth the time. It is a stop on the tours but is also a nice stop on a walk through the historic area.

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Reviewed 2 March 2017

One of the most striking churches in Charleston.Well with seeing and attending Mass. Every effort was made to give an informative tour and overview of it's history

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

Definitely worth stopping by to see this gem. Interesting architecture and beautiful art. Close to many of the historic downtown attractions.

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Amery, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

My husband and I attended an 11:15 a.m. Sunday Mass. The stain glass windows and architecture are beautiful! The choir sounded like heavenly angels singing. Much of the Mass was sung, and some of it was in Latin (without English translation).

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Lake Wylie, South Carolina
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

This is a beautiful, historic cathedral. There's a feeling of majesty on the outside, gazing at her spire (especially when it's lit at night) and a feeling of graceful reverence inside. We sat for a while as well as walked around to look at the gorgeous stained-glass windows. We offered prayers and lit a candle and thought it was a... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

Wonderful reverent Mass in a beautiful historic cathedral. Perfect way to celebrate 20th wedding anniversary!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

We really wanted to see this Cathedral because it is the mother church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charleston. This is actually the second church that was built on the foundation of the 1854 cathedral. The structure is of Connecticut tool-chiseled brownstone. Over each entrance are unique stained glass windows including the Papal coat of arms and the seal... More 

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Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

We weren't able to attend mass due to schedule conflicts. Went in mid-day on Saturday to light a candle and offer prayers. Beautiful cathedral - stained glass windows had great detail. We'll try to attend mass next time.

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Reviewed 23 February 2017

Massive from the outdoor, but inside its beautiful white walls were just peaceful and amazing to spend time in. Worth seeing on your Charleston walking tour.

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