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Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

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Address: 222 E Harris St, Savannah, GA 31401-4616
Phone Number: +1 912-233-4709
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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The oldest Roman Catholic church in Georgia.

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Beautifu Cathedral with rich history.

If you only have a limited time then you should put this Cathedral on your "to visit" sights. Stunning on the inside and had the good fortune of stopping by when a choir was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Sioux City, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We've toured plenty of churches including European ones and the Vatican. This one is very pretty, beautiful architecture, leaded glass, and woodwork. There were people at the back of the church selling raffle tickets or something, pretty disinterested in the tourists coming and going, or answering questions.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you only have a limited time then you should put this Cathedral on your "to visit" sights. Stunning on the inside and had the good fortune of stopping by when a choir was practicing for a Christmas program, truly an added treat. If you combine this stop with the nearby Synagogue you will come away with a rich experience... More 

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were by the church on several occasions, but unable to get inside. Architecture is beautiful, and the square it sits on is lovely

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When in Savannah you must travel through the Historic District. There are numerous modes to see Savannah. Each one allows the history of the area to be covered. There was some minimal overlapping information but it allowed our family to quiz each other for fun. You'll be able to stop and linger at any attractions that interest you. One of... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I don't understand why this church is not more widely recognized. Last year we toured the most famous churches of England and this one compares equally in all regards. Tremendous stained glass, interior design, paintings, and sculpture, including the stations of the cross. This is a must-see attraction for Savannah.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A must stop and tour in Savannah! Magnificent! Beautiful!! We were able to tour without a tour guide or you can have a guided tour. It is just stunning. Just as beautiful as the cathedral's I have visited in Europe.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This church was absolutely gorgeous and beautiful. I was glad we were able to see it on our visit. It was very easy to find and easy to get into, but there were a lot of stairs that were difficult for me

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This spectacular building was a great pleasure to tour. Self guided, historical, beautiful stained glass and architecture. Photog's delight. $2 per person suggested donation which funds the upkeep.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If in Savannah, this is a must see... Attended morning Mass. Monsignor was wonderful and very friendly to us. The church is beautiful!!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Must see while down in Savannah. The stained-glass windows were breathtaking. And the cathedral itself was beautiful with, high ceilings ornate columns and stained glass windows all over on each side. It's a great place to just sit and relax especially when one's been walking around town. And there was only suggested $2 donation.

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