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The Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, Savannah
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Georgia's oldest Catholic church, The Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist sits in the downtown district of Savannah, an area steeped in rich history and culture. Completed in 1876, this Gothic-style building features two twin spires, making it an easily recognizable landmark on the city's skyline. Walk inside to see the famous stained glass windows made by renowned Tyrolean glassmakers of Austria, which were installed in 1904. Bring your camera to snap a few photos of the wall murals, painted by local artist Christopher Murphy and a team of assistants. For updated information about daily services, check the mass schedule on the cathedral's website. To visit The Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist and get the most from your holiday in Savannah, create itinerary details personal to you using our Savannah holiday planner.
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  • Amazing to see on the inside! They ask for a $2 donation if you are able, and I was happy to do so. Must see! 
  • Went to the noon mass with my better half and both of us were in complete awe. Reminded us of some of the churches of Italy. This is a must see. 
  • Absolutely beautiful. The stain glass is extremely detailed. The Stations of the Cross are unlike any we have seen (& we have been in several Cathedrals including those in England and Ireland). Defini...  more »
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  • Beautiful sanctuary...loved the stained glass...very good replica of Notre Dame de Paris
  • A stunning cathedral. It is a wonderful place for prayer. If religion is not one's approach, then it is worth visiting for the simple architectural aspect.
  • Absolutely beautiful! We visited during our anniversary celebration, which was very appropriate.
  • Seriously beautiful place. Very peaceful if you at odd hours as the number of people would be less
  • My wife and I had a getaway weekend in Savannah and did a walking tour of the city. We just happened to go inside and oh what a surprise. This has to be one of the most beautiful churches I have seen. If you're in the area you must see this jewel of the city.