Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Savannah

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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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  • Stunning!!! Just beautiful and gives you a glimpse in the history of the cathedral. To have it located in the heart of Savannah where they didn't want Catholicism is amazing. 
    Stunning!!! Just beautiful and gives you a glimpse in the history of the cathedral. To have it located in the heart of Savannah where they didn't want Catholicism is amazing.  more »
  • Worth seeing the Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist, a minor basilica of Gothic Architecture. Gorgeous stained glass windows, beautiful great rose window (a gothic medallion—angels playing... 
    Worth seeing the Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist, a minor basilica of Gothic Architecture. Gorgeous stained glass windows, beautiful great rose window (a gothic medallion—angels playing...  more »
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  • This was a beautiful church to go in to and check out. Funny that Savannah was initially a non-Catholic city. There are some beautiful stain glass windows. Great place to go in to get out of the heat, sit and reflect how fortunate we all are…regardless of religious affiliation. Especially during this time that Ukraine is under fire. We were able to carry our small dog inside however please ask and don’t assume dogs are allowed. There is a place for donations on the right as you walk in if you have some spare $$$
  • Historical cathedral with a beautiful stained glass windows and expansive alter. It’s a suggested $3 donation to go in. They offered a free tour where the presenter explained the cathedral’s history and pointed out some interesting features. It took about 20 minutes overall and was very informative. It is an active church so do be mindful about people praying. I would recommend coming here for a first-timer to Savannah and spending half an hour!

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