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 .
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist Reviews
This church is beautiful. Has a history that is very interesting. The architecture is amazing. This is a must see. They even have a tour guide in the church explaining the history. more »
The cathedral is a must see in the historic district of Savannah. It is hard to miss as you tour the area. more »
This place is gorgeous. We walked in while a guide was explaining some facts about the building. Which was really nice to hear. I loved the respect people had for this place. For so many people in one room it was quiet. If I had come alone I could have sat here for hours just taking everything in.
Cathedral of St John the Baptist in historic downtown Savannah, was first dedicated in 1876, rebuilt after fire in 1898, and renovated multiple times, last 1998-2000. It is very beautiful from outside and inside, with stained glass windows, and wall paintings and statues. The Altar is also very beautiful and tasty decorated. It is open to all. Tourists can visit for free. $3 is suggested but not required. Do not miss it if in Savannah.
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