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

(4.7/5 based on 240 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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  • We were very pleasantly surprized and impressed by the Basilica Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. Not being Roman Catholic, we still enjoy seeing great cathedrals and chapels and this one was a great...  more »
  • This church I have seen many times because I'm a local. It it's always so amazing to see. It's so gorgeous with so much history. One of the oldest churches in North America. 
  • Ditahbiskan pada tahun 1855, gereja batu Katolik megah ini layak di kunjungi. Menghadap kota, basilika adalah simbol iman itu parrishinors yang sangat bangga, dengan alasan, gereja mereka. Ini napas B...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Nice big cathedral but the less prominent Anglican cathedral is more impressive.