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The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Savannah

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Georgia's oldest Catholic church, The Cathedral of St. 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 St. 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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  • Absolutely breathtaking. Wooden carved stations of the cross and gorgeous stained glass. Organ is amazing. If you're walking around, this is a must do, quick stop that is well worth it!  more »
  • Pretty church and that's about it. Hopped off the trolley to take a peek. Worth a look but nothing special.  more »
  • My husband and I started our sightseeing in Savannah by taking a Segway tour, going by St. John the Baptist Cathedral. Our guide told us that it is open to the public and well worth a visit...she was ...  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.