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Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Savannah

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#2 of 169 in Historic Sites in Georgia
Must see · Religious Site · Tourist Spot
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Georgia's oldest Catholic church, 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. Plan your Cathedral of St. John the Baptist visit and explore what else you can see and do in Savannah using our Savannah trip maker app.
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  • The stained glass alone was worth the trip inside! They are absolutely majestic. The pipe organ is a sight to behold. I have been in many beautiful churches and this was something I will... 
    The stained glass alone was worth the trip inside! They are absolutely majestic. The pipe organ is a sight to behold. I have been in many beautiful churches and this was something I will...  more »
  • This Cathedral left us speechless as we entered. It is absolutely beautiful. The lady gave us a brief explanation of the church’s history. The Nativity was spectacular. We simply LOVED IT!! This is... 
    This Cathedral left us speechless as we entered. It is absolutely beautiful. The lady gave us a brief explanation of the church’s history. The Nativity was spectacular. We simply LOVED IT!! This is...  more »
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  • In the heart of Savannah's historic neighborhood, a really well historic church. Some of the stained glass windows are quite lovely. Beautifully constructed church. The church is well-maintained and has a large seating capacity. In Savannah, there is a spot you should go. This church is both cold and peaceful, making it ideal for prayer. It's free to walk in with a suggested donation of $3. The photographs do not do it justice, and the rush of emotion I felt as I went in was unrivaled.
  • Beautiful place. Hard to imagine the hours of work in all of the intricate details throughout. Soaring ceilings, beautiful stained glass and extremely detailed carvings throughout. If there is a red sign out front that says worship in process - not the time to go. Usually between 12:30 - 4:30 on weekdays is ideal to visit.

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