The Basilica Cathedral of St. John The Baptist, St. John's

Categories: Churches, Tourist Spots
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4.8/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web
Built between 1839 and 1855 in Lombard-Romanesque style, The Basilica Cathedral of St. John The Baptist dominates the skyline of the city and impresses visitors with its striking Altar of Sacrifice alongside one of the most valuable pieces of statuary--The Dead Christ. See the play of colors from the brightly stained glass and let your gaze slowly pass to the golden brown ceiling where the arms of the Latin cross meet. The church acts as a symbol for the Irish heritage in Canada, with many Irish contributing to the build of the religious structure. Don't forget to stop by the museum and take a guided tour of exhibits including religious and historic artifacts, furniture, and decorations spanning several periods. Work out when and for how long to visit The Basilica Cathedral of St. John The Baptist and other St. John's attractions using our handy St. John's itinerary builder.
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  • Went inside to see the wonderful stain glass. Celebrated 100 years ago a few years back. The grounds have a school, residences and statues. 
  • we enjoyed our peaceful stroll around the basilica, beautiful stained glass windows, wonderful art and statues, local history well presented 
  • The Cathedral sits prominently on a hill overlooking the city and is a good place to enjoy the views. The interior is beautiful as well as the stained glass windows and the architecture of the buildin...  read more »
  • My favorite place in St. Johns! I don't go to church regularly, but when I'm here I wouldn't want to miss Sunday mass. It's quite an experience in this place! Thank you to all the wonderful people who keep this place alive. And a loving hello to the beautiful ladies in the gift shop! I will probably never forget you 😌
  • We stopped there on a Wednesday, when visiting St John's. We did not see any people inside but it said we could come in and walk around. We spent about 15 minutes walking around, taking pictures and reading some of the things inside. Then we walked around outside. It is the largest building project in Newfoundland history. It is also the largest church building in North America. It was built in the 1800s.
  • Beautiful church located in downtown St John's. I've attended mass here on a couple of occasions. The acoustics aren't the greatest, but it's still a joy to sit here. Weddings here are nice too. Parking is somewhat limited.
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