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Basilica Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

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Address: 200 Military Rd, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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+1 709-754-2170
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10:15 - 16:00
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Mon - Sat 10:15 - 16:00
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Museum featuring historical and artistic artifacts pertaining to the Roman...

Museum featuring historical and artistic artifacts pertaining to the Roman Catholic Church.

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This is a stunning church and worth time seeing.

This church I have seen many times because I'm a local. It it's always so amazing to see. It's so gorgeous with so much history. One of the oldest churches in North America.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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St. John's, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This church I have seen many times because I'm a local. It it's always so amazing to see. It's so gorgeous with so much history. One of the oldest churches in North America.

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St. John's, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

The Basilica is absolutely stunning and presenting its history in play format is genius. The actor was very accomplished and held the attention of everyone present.

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Ladysmith, BC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Very beautiful structure. We celebrated Mass here and took in the beauty around us. Truly lifts your eyes toward the heavens.

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Peterborough, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Having some difficulty finding the words to describe something so beautiful and impressive both inside and out. Suffice to say that this church would be impressive to even non-church goers. Marvellous stained glass throughout toigether with displays and statues enhance the overall beauty. Definitely worth seeing.

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British Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We stopped by the Basilica to admire and look at the architecture which truly was noteworthy. Since it was a Sunday, we actually were there when a service was getting ready to begin and so we stayed for awhile. Although we are not Catholic, it was a peaceful and worshipful setting and our hearts were refreshed.

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Milton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Went inside to see the wonderful stain glass. Celebrated 100 years ago a few years back. The grounds have a school, residences and statues.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

we enjoyed our peaceful stroll around the basilica, beautiful stained glass windows, wonderful art and statues, local history well presented

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

The Cathedral sits prominently on a hill overlooking the city and is a good place to enjoy the views. The interior is beautiful as well as the stained glass windows and the architecture of the building. Don't miss the huge pipe organ tubes. Tours are given, or you can do it on your own. No admission. There is a parking... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

I stumbled into this basilica by accident during a photo shoot of a peace keeping war memorial nearby. I was the only tourist in the basilica this particular morning. I was invited to tour around on my own or have a guided tour. I chose to go on my own and spent 30 minutes photographing this propery and admiring the... More 

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

If you have never been in an impressive Cathedral, or seen the work of fine craftsmen up close, this is unsurpassed in beauty, form and art. The stained glass, the statues, the architecture can not be easily described in a few words. The history of Newfoundland is bound up with the history of this building. But this is not a... More 

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