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“Beautiful example of this type of architecture”

Cathedral of St John the Evangelist
Ranked #2 of 48 things to do in Lafayette
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Owner description: This quasi-Romanesque brick cathedral in Lafayette is worth a look.
Colorado Springs, CO
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88 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Beautiful example of this type of architecture”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2014

Attended a wedding at Easter in this beautiful cathedral. Reminded me of ones I have visited in Europe and UK The light the stained glass windows allow in is spectacular and it is much brighter, not dark and dreary, than many cathedrals of its type. Beautiful old neighborhood as well. Nice area to take a drive in.

Visited April 2013
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Lafayette, LA
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“Beautiful in every way”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2014

The Cathedral in Lafayette is a beautiful building that is the center of the Diocese of Lafayette. The artwork is beautiful while remaining very tasteful. Try to go when the organ is being played. It is a FABULOUS instrument!

Visited December 2013
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Lafayette, La
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138 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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“the oak tree is beautiful”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

if you think the church is beautiful, which it is, you ought to see the oak tree beside the church. It is probably a few hundred years old. View the cemetery also, many very old graves to see and appreciate.

Visited June 2013
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Texas
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386 reviews
102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
“Beautiful church!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013

This is a beautiful church. We also enjoyed seeing the 500 year old oak tree and walked around the cemetery. Highly recommend!

Visited October 2013
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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
“Lovely”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2013

The gardens, the detail in the Cathedral . . . add to that we attended a wedding with amazing music so the acoustics are great as well.

Visited June 2013
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