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St. John's Cathedral

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Address: 775 N 8th St, Boise, ID 83702
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+1 208-342-3511
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 16:00

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Historical & Beautiful

When inside it makes you feel like you are in a Cathedral in Europe, actually Italy...Beautiful Stain glass windows, statues that represent many Holy ones, especially our Heavenly... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 October 2016
Kaaren B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

When inside it makes you feel like you are in a Cathedral in Europe, actually Italy...Beautiful Stain glass windows, statues that represent many Holy ones, especially our Heavenly Father. The choir loft interesting & with a lovely beautiful sounding Organ.l

Thank Kaaren B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Beautiful surprise to catch this cathedral, un-expectantly part of the mass in this sacred space, Sunday morn, while taking a lovely stroll!

Thank doris s
Montecito, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

While not Catholic, we enjoy visiting historical churches in places we're in. This one has the usual impressive stained glass windows and classic architecture. We happened to crash a wedding and stuck around to watch the ceremony. Gee's did we look that young when we got married?

Thank orv m
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

St. John's is next to St. Joseph's Catholic School. On Tuesday mornings at 8:30 during the school year, the cathedral is filled with children, teachers and other worshipers. It's great to see young people help lead the mass. This is my favorite kind of antique: the kind that still is working. Go and enjoy!

Thank Jenny L
Clearfield, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

This is a beautiful church -- the architecture of the building is magnificent. The Easter cross was still in front of the church and touched my soul. We arrived too late on Friday to enter -- a definite must when we visit again.

Thank pattense2001
Eagle, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

I went to mass here almost every single Tuesday for 7 years because I went to school at the private Catholic school right next to it from kidregarden until 6th grade. Although I'm not actually a devoted Catholic anymore, this place is definitely one of the most beautiful places in Boise. Fun place to explore.

Thank Kat P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

Old church in the older part of Boise in the north end. Good neighborhood with plenty to do and see.

Thank David R
Las Vegas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015

The magnificent church bells rang as I exited a nearby building and I had to stop and hold on to the magic of the soul. This building is gorgeous and historic and majestic with its stained glass windows, spires and sense of history.

Thank JRinLasVegas
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015

This beautiful cathedral is packed with elaborate stained glass windows, statues, breathtaking color and marble. The organ takes up the entire mezzanine level and is not to be missed.

Thank Nancy M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015

This cathedral is beautiful! The stained glass windows are a must see. The church community welcomes you.

Thank Anntrav14

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