Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
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The oldest Roman Catholic church in Georgia.
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  • aspoe093
    Pierre, South Dakota625 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Incredible chruch
    This church is very beautfiul. Came here twice. First day it was closed but second day it was open for touring. You don't have to pay but there is a suggestion for donation. Very beautiful place with great stain glass windows and murals.
    Visited April 2023
    Written April 27, 2023
  • Red-Barchetta2011
    Suffield, Connecticut753 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very Beautiful Church.
    Church was very beautiful and we got there a docent was talking about the church and history. He was great docent and you can tell very passionate about the church and history. The stained glass and the amazing stations of the cross carvings are worth a visit. There is no fee but a suggestion for donation. well worth a visit.
    Visited February 2023
    Written May 1, 2023
  • Robert L
    Fort Myers Beach, Florida15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Beautiful Catedral!
    Be sure to see this beautiful basilica! Come when there is no service going on. And be sure to walk at least half way down the aisle and turn around to see the beautiful stained glass above the exit.
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 10, 2023
  • Jeana P
    782 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a stop
    The beauty of this church is on par with some that I have seen in Europe. The stained glass windows, statues, stations of the cross, votive candles, etc. - it’s all here to see and reflect on. Worth a stop if you are in the area.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written May 27, 2023
  • Kirby H
    Kansas City, Missouri96 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must visit when in Savannah.
    One of the most beautiful buildings or churches I have ever been in. Pictures can not give you any idea of the beauty in this building. The stained glass, murals, woodwork and statues. It does not matter if you are Catholic or not. Everyone who is in Savannah should visit this church, you will not be disappointed. There is no charge but donations are suggested and remember when you donate how much it must cost to keep a place up of this magnitude compared to the local tours and museums. Please remember this is a church so you should dress and act accordingly.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written May 28, 2023
  • Jen
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Savannah must see!!!
    The art in this Cathedral Basilica is breathtaking! I recommend a tour so that you can learn the history of Saint John the Baptist Cathedral. We had not planned on a tour, but a kind parishioner noticed us wandering through and asked if we would like to know more. We had a seat and he gave us about a fascinating and informative history lesson!
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written May 29, 2023
  • mtt1220
    Oviedo, Florida184 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Outstanding.
    Stunning. This was our sixth visit to this church. We attended the 10am mass on Sunday morning. The beauty of the murals, windows, and stations coupled with the mass and amazing music were awe-inspiring. This is a must-see while in Savannah.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 6, 2023
  • Shannon J
    10 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful cathedral, insightful docents
    This was a shorter stop for us but worth it. The docent was able to tell us the history of the basilica and offer background on the carvings and stained glass windows. It is an active church, so do be aware of when mass times are but they are very welcoming and it is definitely worth a visit.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 12, 2023
  • Lorrie B
    Saint Francis, Wisconsin7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Took my breath away
    Absolutely beautiful Basilica. We stopped in on a weekday and were able to walk around and see evening up close. Beautiful architecture. At one point there was a woman who have a brief history of the church, including dates, renovations, etc. we were allowed to take pictures We went back for Sunday Mass. the organ and choir were amazing. This was the high point of my Savannah visit.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 18, 2023
  • relax_and_enjoy16
    Iowa9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cathedral Basiclica of St John the Baptist
    A beautiful active Catholic Basilica in historic Savannah. You can feel the peace of God when you enter the church. The Baptismal Font pipe as you enter the church is marble, carved in Italy and weighs more than 8,000 pounds. We were amazed at the pipe organ with it's 2,396 pipes! For questions, please ask one of several volunteers or paid staff. Don't leave without picking up brochure and dropping a few dollars so this beautiful place can remain open to the public.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 28, 2023
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GLucas759
White Pine, TN186 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Breathtaking for the history and meaning behind this church. As a catholic it means allot to have witnessed this site. The gentlemen at the front was very helpful and told us of a local shop to check out. Thank you for sharing!!!
Written March 31, 2024
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Alison B
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Mar 2024 • Family
Our 15-year-old with developmental disabilities struggles with sensory issues, and benefits greatly from wearing a hat with ear protection. I take care to explain it’s a disability aid, and have found most people to be warm and understanding. However we were turned away by the guard at St John’s, who said that no exceptions could be made to the no hat rule for men, even as disability aids. I fully respect St John’s right to set a dress code to make sure visitors are approaching the cathedral respectfully. However it’s unfortunate that they put more importance on a dress code than on including disabled visitors like my son. I would have loved to share this beautiful monument of our faith with him.
Written March 28, 2024
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Craig
Auchtermuchty, UK36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
An Easter visit renewal with choir and organ recitation of Tennebrae. The architecture, the decor, and the service gave a visceral appreciation of the darkness and anticipation of the imminent renewal of the light.
Written March 28, 2024
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Jennifer
Vero Beach, FL24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
The church is a wonder to see. Pictures do not do it justice as it’s one of those things you have to see in person. Even if you are not of this religious sect it is beautiful workmanship.
Written March 25, 2024
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4adventures
424 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Amazing. A must stop when in Savannah! Allow yourself sometime to take in this amazing cathedral. Small donation is requested as you enter but well worth it. Knowledgeable parishioners provide history talk throughout the day.
Written March 22, 2024
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Noraatc
Sudbury, MA35,849 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Might be more important for religious people, but for me St.Baptist Cathedral was just another church with bright and eclectic interior. OK to spend 15 minutes or so.
Written March 12, 2024
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Alexandra
United States138 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
This church is absolutely beautiful and worth visiting if in Savannah. It’s free to enter, but an offering of any amount is suggested if you enjoy your visit. We didn’t book a guided tour, but we did see a large group of people with a tour guide who was giving a detailed history of the church. Either way, you’ll surely have a relaxing and spiritual visit.
Written March 7, 2024
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ValerieH
Jacksonville, FL8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
One of the most beautiful Roman Catholic Basilicas in the USA. Built in French Gothic style, incredibly stunning. Tile from Italy, stained glass from Austria, white Carrar marble. A must-see, all are welcome for a modest $3 donation, not mandatory.
Written March 6, 2024
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DonnaZ597
Cockeysville, MD106 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
The Cathedral of St John the Baptist was absolutely stunning. We bought tickets for the hop off hop on trolley and this was one of the stops (although I already knew I wanted to see it). I’m not sure if they have guided tours but you can certainly walk around on your own. It’s was gorgeous.
Written March 6, 2024
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Tina H
Bulverde, TX23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Read about this on trip advisor. Was so glad we were able to go in and visit this beautiful Church. The stain glass windows and architecture is something you don’t see very often. So glad they have it open to the public.
Written March 1, 2024
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