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Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

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Address: 222 E Harris St, Savannah, GA 31401-4616
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+1 912-233-4709
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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The oldest Roman Catholic church in Georgia.

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Stunningly Beautiful!

What a stunningly beautiful church! The stained glass and murals are breath-taking. The 12 Stations of the Cross are meticulously carved, the expressions on each person’s face are... read more

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Ladson, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful inside & out. Huge pipe organ was being played while we were there. Stained glass windows were breath taking.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a stunningly beautiful church! The stained glass and murals are breath-taking. The 12 Stations of the Cross are meticulously carved, the expressions on each person’s face are amazing. This cathedral is even more noteworthy considering that there are so few Catholics here in the Deep South. Visit their website for the schedule of daily guided tours. This is a... More 

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Lexington, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The architecture of this church is gorgeous. Inside is it very ornate with stained glass, carvings and more stunning architecture. We are not religious people but could definitely appreciate the craftsmanship of this structure and the peacefulness inside. I wish they offered guided tours so those of us not familiar with this particular religion could understand some of the symbolism... More 

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Destin, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are in Savannah, you have to stop by and see this amazing Cathedral in person to really experience it's beauty. From the stain-glassed windows to the murals, it is definitely a must-see Savannah stop!!

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I am from the south and I rarely see Cathedrals as old or as beautiful as this. There is a suggestion donation, but they also sell lovely postcards with profession pictures that you can buy to help with the expensive up keep of so grand a church. I am not religious but this place made me feel something special. The... More 

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Florence, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This church will absolutely take your breath away. Take time to appreciate the details. Make sure you pick up a brochure that guides you through and explains each detail.

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Fort Rucker, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We walked to St. John's sunday morning and stayed for mass. They were extremely welcoming even though I had my day pack and we were dressed for walking all day. Mass was beautiful and the Bishop was stellar. The church is stunning.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was a nice warm place. Cathedral was probably restored and re-painted but internally it has the vintage architecture. one of the best cathedral I have visited in USA.

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Davenport, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Gorgeous church, well maintained. Being a devout catholic and lover of religious architecture, I had to stop in. A beautiful peaceful place of worship. I do wish they offered either guided tours or more knowledgeable docents. However your free to explore the building on your own during the day as long as mass is not taking place.

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Port Arthur, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A must see! Gorgeous church. We love visiting here, soaking in the inspirational beauty and history of this magnificent church. However there was a very rude older woman seated right inside the door. She yelled at us telling us to leave because there were people worshiping. There were people there walking around just like we were. Very ugly behavior! Our... More 

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