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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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  • This church will absolutely take your breath away. Take time to appreciate the details. Make sure you pick up a brochure that guides you through and explains each detail. 
  • We walked to St. John's sunday morning and stayed for mass. They were extremely welcoming even though I had my day pack and we were dressed for walking all day. Mass was beautiful and the Bishop was s...  more »
  • It was a nice warm place. Cathedral was probably restored and re-painted but internally it has the vintage architecture. one of the best cathedral I have visited in USA. 
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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.