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

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Built between 1839 and 1855 in Lombard-Romanesque style, 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. With our custom trip planner, St. John's attractions like Basilica Cathedral of St. John the Baptist can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • We visited during Covid times so it was a bit tricky to get inside. During the day they only allowed visitors from 11 to 12 noon and for masses you had to register online. Luckily we were there just.....  more
    We visited during Covid times so it was a bit tricky to get inside. During the day they only allowed visitors from 11 to 12 noon and for masses you had to register online. Luckily we were there just.....  more »
  • We approached and were awed by this structure, and were excited to see the welcome sign at the side door. We were greeted by a gentleman who ensured we were masked, had used the handwash station... 
    We approached and were awed by this structure, and were excited to see the welcome sign at the side door. We were greeted by a gentleman who ensured we were masked, had used the handwash station...  more »
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  • I find myself unable to worship God anywhere else. The Basilica just feels like home for me.
  • Great for pictures. Dont forget to wear orange.

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