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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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Worth popping inside - ceilings are gorgeous!

This church is easily accessible via the hop on/off trolley tours of Savannah and definitely worth peeking inside. The only interference could be the regular masses which... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This church is easily accessible via the hop on/off trolley tours of Savannah and definitely worth peeking inside. The only interference could be the regular masses which responsibly shut down tourists from interrupting the flow of service. Regardless the ceilings - blue with gold stars- is really what caught my attention and differentiated it from other churches. I've never seen... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lovely church with large stained glass windows. I've seen many historic churches in the US and Europe - this was not a super-star.

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Rochester, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Every day we walked by the Cathedral and just couldn't get in because of events or services. When we did get inside, it was just beautiful and worth the visit. Even at night, the place it lit up like a jewel in the Savannah sky!

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Obviously well looked after.. and still seemed to be an active congregation. They 'suggested' a two dollar donation per adult, and there was someone there selling religious memorabilia.. somehow that did not lend to the holy atmosphere I expected.

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Savannah is full of squares and church's, this Cathedral is the most impressive. Historic gothic style building inside and out. Visited on a Sunday so a service was on. Lady stood outside in traditional dress added to the appeal Small compared to many around the world but certainly packs its own punch

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Take the time to listen to the tour guide, lots of good info! Pictures allowed, so many beautiful things to see!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful beautiful cathedral built in the late 1800's. Inspiring visit on a recent stay in Savannah. This cathedral should be on your places to see

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Wainfleet, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We have travelled the world and have seen churches in every continent...but it very easy to say that the Cathedral in in our top 5 cathedrals to visit. Easy to find if walking the Historic District. Generally open to the public, walking inside is emotionally inspiring. No other words can be added to the review other than you must visit.

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Augusta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I love the French Gothic architectural design of the church. It's magnificent. Inside is very beautiful and solemn.

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Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We came by this beautiful church on our first stroll through this amazing town. We stopped to take pictures of the outside. We did not know you could walk through the inside. So sorry we did not. The pictures are incredible. Hope we make it back to Savannah some day and can take a look at the beauty inside this... More 

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