Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, Charleston

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings, Tourist Spots
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4.8/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web
A showcase of neo-Gothic architecture from the antebellum and Civil War periods, Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist also serves as the city's primary Catholic church. Originally constructed in 1854 and later destroyed, the church finally reopened in 1907 after undergoing a long period of restoration and recovery. Visit the building and admire its intricate brownstone construction, complete with stained-glass windows and a 51 m (167 ft) tall main spire. Wander inside and explore the vaulted interior, where you'll find decorative molding, ornate wood carvings, and a sizeable pipe organ. Be sure to check the church's online schedule if you're interested in attending a daily mass or other event. Using our online itinerary creator, Charleston attractions like Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This church was beautiful. The detail work inside was breathtaking. It's a must on the things to see in Charleston. 
  • Beautiful church in the city of Charleston - stopped in for Sunday mass while there on a mini getaway. 
  • Attended 5:30pm mass on Saturday. Audio needs updating and i found it difficult to hear, and we sat in middle. BEAUTIFUL stained glass and don't miss the LAST SUPPER up and behind the altar. 
  • With beautiful architecture, a great priest, and a steeple that can be seen from all around town, it is hard to be St John the Baptist. It's wonderful to have a diocese where the effort shows in every church.
  • Beautiful architecture and art that awake the senses to be present in this sacred space. Parish staff is very helpful and friendly giving the sense of a community.
  • Beautiful cathedral with excellent daily availability for confession and Mass.
  • In a city full of beautiful architecture, and on this distinguished block of Broad Street, few buildings are as lovely as this one. Sublime.
  • Wonderful experience! We went to 11:15 mass and were warmly greeted by 3. (1st time visit). The cathedral and choir were breathtaking. Made for a perfect trip to charleston!
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