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Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart

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Address: 89 Ridge St, Newark, NJ 07104-1029
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+1 973-484-4600

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What a breath taking place

I was so pleasantly surprised with the beauty of this cathedral.If you have a chance it is worth your while to experience this

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was so pleasantly surprised with the beauty of this cathedral.If you have a chance it is worth your while to experience this

Thank stoliman
Paramus, New Jersey
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

May be the largest church in New Jersey & certainly one of the most beautiful. We have attended religious services here as well as a Confirmation and a funeral, all of which were very moving and impressive.

Thank paul3776
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Hold on to your heart and jaw they are about to drop. Beautiful cathedral and always nice services. The organist is amazing. Sounds like the heavens are opening and you are about to walk amongst the clouds and angels. Great to see or join for service!

Thank richardbU2955WC
Somerset, New Jersey
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What an AMAZING Cathedral Basilica – one of the largest French Gothic-style places of worship – right in Newark, NJ!! The Basilica is on The National Register of Historical Places. It took a long time in the creation of this masterpiece. The Cathedral was proposed by the Bishop of Newark in 1859, six years after his appointment. Construction began in... More 

Thank FoodieandHistoryBuff
Midland Park, New Jersey
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A peaceful place to walk quietly and take in the draw dropping beauty. No tripods or big camera lenses alowed. Try to visit on a bright sunny day so the stained glass window colors "pop".

Thank AREEN7
Stanhope, New Jersey
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

I have attended a number of the Seton Hall University graduations at this cathedral and find it to be just a magnificent venue. Worth going to just to visit. Coming off Rt. 280, the ride is not bad and parking is relatively easy in the middle of the day, in the middle of the week.

Thank Mary Ellen N
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Reviewed 16 January 2017

Spectacular architecture and spiritually moving place. You would never expect to find this where it is located. Contrary to what others have said I did not find the neighborhood unsafe. It is just not in a rich area. It is in a working class residential area adjacent to the beautiful Branch Brook Park.

1 Thank John Vincent D
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Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

This church is beautiful and huge, this is a must see if you are in the Newark Area, Parking is a challenge in the area though.

2 Thank Orlando M
Burnaby, Canada
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Reviewed 26 November 2016

Thought we would do something different in this NJ trip. Visited cathedrals and discovered this beautiful Sacred Heart Cathedral - 5th largest cathedral in North America. Very solemn place and quite timely that the Holy Door was still open. Magnificent facade, altar and overall architecture. Check out the Blessed Sacrament and say a little prayer. Make sure to also visit... More 

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Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

This cathedral is a historical landmark and one of the most beautiful churches I have been to. Even if you are not interested in attending a mass it is worth going to marvel at the architecture and detail.

2 Thank Talia M

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