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Basilica Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

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Absolutely a "Must See"

Built in the middle of the 19th century (and one of the few buildings in the city to survive the... read more

Reviewed October 15, 2018
Bill H
Victoria, Canada
It is stunning and I am not religious

How these poor people could have managed to erect this spectacular building. World class. A must... read more

Reviewed October 9, 2018
Toronto, 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 October 15, 2018

Built in the middle of the 19th century (and one of the few buildings in the city to survive the 1892 fire) the basilica is simply a "must see". Reminds me of many European cathedrals that I've visited.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bill H
Reviewed October 9, 2018

How these poor people could have managed to erect this spectacular building. World class. A must see in St. john's

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed October 6, 2018

There must be very few pictures of St. John's looking up from the harbour that does not include this iconic structure. That alone qualifies it for a visit. It is majestic and yet once inside, it is also clearly a place of deep and heartfelt...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Catherine C
Reviewed October 3, 2018

The grandeur and magnificence of this cathedral is breath taking ! The golden ceilings, stained glass windows and it's history are only part of its charm. Attending a mass was also an experience! I can only imagine getting married there !

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

The day we were visting they had a ceremony by the Portuguese Navy that was very interesting and appeared to have something to do with our Lady of Fatima comprising a group of nine statues. Beautiful Stained glass, The Blessed Virgin Altar, The Baptistry, The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 30, 2018

This was my first stop in the morning of things to see in St. John's. I love the huge, old churches and this being a Cathedral made it very special. The stained glass was amazing and the cruciform shape was very interesting. I loved the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 9, 2018

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.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank TCJ-TO
Reviewed September 6, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ulstermarine
Reviewed September 3, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ru2cold
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from Elizabeth F | Reviewed this property |
Saturday mass is at 5pm, Sunday masses are 8:30am and 11am.