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Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart

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Lovely Church

A tourist attraction . An incredible landmark in a not so great area in the heart of the city of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lyndhurst, New Jersey

I was able to see the archbishop and take photos during the Easter break. It was amazing! My family... read more

Reviewed February 13, 2019
Newark, New Jersey
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89 Ridge St, Newark, NJ 07104-1029
+1 973-484-4600
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This majestic cathedral is seen from across one of the most beautiful parks in New Jersey. It's majestic among older urban houses and business.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A tourist attraction . An incredible landmark in a not so great area in the heart of the city of Newark. Especially with Branch Brook Park in the background during spring when the Cherry Blossoms appear.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 13, 2019

I was able to see the archbishop and take photos during the Easter break. It was amazing! My family enjoyed the outing.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed February 12, 2019

This Cathedral Basilica is used mainly for weddings. It is spectacular to look at. And we asked the decon for a history lesson, It was fascinating to hear.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank redbluekylorgan
Reviewed February 5, 2019 via mobile

Attended a wedding, as regal as can be and it was magestic from start to finish. Guests were in awe of its’ beauty, stained glass windows, choir and clergy service. Not to be missed are the paintings, wall tapestries and historic artifacts. Tours are allowed,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 1, 2019

We have attended the candle light Christmas service here, as well as, the Messiah. It is a lovely venue, and the sound is incredible. A perfect spot to experience religous music.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed January 30, 2019 via mobile

A beautiful huge popular church. Does look like St. Patrick's Cathedral in NYC. Been there a few times. Very nice.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank pertyle
Reviewed December 27, 2018

My favorite part about this enormous church are the stained glass windows. So pretty. You can visit during the day time, and even the mass is very short and well dne. The grounds are well maintained. We went here often on weekends when the kids...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank RichEPinto
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Went to get Mass Card and service was fast and courteous. This church is very enormous and has very beautiful colored stained glass windows.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank njfcu
Reviewed December 9, 2018

Part of a day tour , we enjoyed a full tour of the Cathedral and recommend any group,large or small be guided through.

Date of experience: April 2018
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March 11, 2018|
Response from kagraceb | Reviewed this property |
have only gone for an event or concerts.  I'm sure for security it's not open all the time.  They have tours...call the office at 973-484-4600 to schedule  or check their website for concert schedule and information. 
November 30, 2017|
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Response from Judy S | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry I don't know when it will be decorated for Christmas. You might want to call the office to find out. The number is: 973-484-4600
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May 16, 2017|
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Response from larigot | Reviewed this property |
NJ Transit reports that the GO28 bus, which leaves from all the terminals at Newark Liberty Airport, goes within 3 blocks of the Basilica, but you'd have to walk from the intersection of Bloomfield Avenue and Clifton Street... More