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Basilica Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
Ranked #5 of 92 things to do in St. John's
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Owner description: Museum featuring historical and artistic artifacts pertaining to the Roman Catholic Church.
Chesapeake Beach, Maryland
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398 reviews
122 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Absolutely Beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2014 via mobile

Probably the most beautiful church I've ever been to. The architecture and stained glass are amazing. The view from the location o the church is also great as it overlooks the whole city. A must see

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Guelph, ON
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Awesome!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014

This Basilica is truly beautiful, and is filled with interesting artifacts and historical displays. Location is close to the Rooms and other St. John's attractions. You can spend a little or a lot of time, depending on your interest level.

Visited August 2014
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British Columbia, Canada
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860 reviews
424 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 354 helpful votes
“A North American Basilica on a par with those found in Europe”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

This building is prominent on the St. John’s skyline rivalled only in recent years by The Rooms Museum. You do not have to Catholic to have an appreciation of the stature of the Basilica in terms of architecture, but also in terms spiritual and social significance. A quiet tour of the interior reveals ornate decor and beautiful stained glass. If you are touring such prominent historical churches, be sure to visit St. John the Baptist Anglican Cathedral as well as it is nearby.

Visited August 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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181 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Gets beat by the Anglican Cathedral”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014

It's big, but not super pretty. Easily beaten by St John's Anglican Cathedral just down the hill. If you're out for a walk to see St John's many churches (who knew there were so many!), then it's not far out of your way, but if you're pressed for time it can certainly be skipped in favour of the Cathedral.

Visited July 2014
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Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Pretty”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

Nice church. A little out of the way of downtown. But was a great place to look at and escape the hot sun

Visited July 2014
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