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Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

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Address: 16 Church Hill, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1B 4J9, Canada
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+1 709-726-5677

A beautiful stone church built in 1847.

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An interesting "half" visit to a great Cathedral

We loved our visit to St. John, Newfoundland! We started with our own walking tour, stopping first at the Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. When we walked up the stairs... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2017
sandra n
Lemont, Illinois
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Lemont, Illinois
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

We loved our visit to St. John, Newfoundland! We started with our own walking tour, stopping first at the Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. When we walked up the stairs, a wedding was going on, had just finished and the Bride and Groom came out the door first! Wow was that something. We felt a little strange standing... More 

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Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, canada
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Reviewed 12 January 2017

The Anglican Cathedral of St. John's is a magnificent structure, and a delightful place to visit. I would recommend to anyone visiting the city to pay a visit to the Cathedral. The tour guides were very friendly. The decor was beautiful. If you are in the city on a Sunday, I am sure you would be most welcome to attend... More 

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St. John's, Canada
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

If you ever get the chance to go to a service here it's an amazing thing to do. My daughter was married here in August 2013 and the service was wonderful. The organ is out of this world and the architecture unbelivable.

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Peterborough, Canada
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Reviewed 28 October 2016

It was not open to visitors when we were there but we were able to take in the atmosphere surrounding the structure. The site takes up the entire block from Church Hill Road to Cathedral Road. Very impressive and I am sure it would also be marvellous inside.

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

This is a beautiful church if you like to walk through them. i was there on a Sunday and had to wait for a service to end before i could walk in. I stayed for matins as it turns out. A military parade to acknowledge the Battle of Britain had been organized. The church was nearly full. It was a... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

The Cathedral is a tourist attraction really worth a visit . It offers guided tours and even a tea time in the Summer . The architecture is beautiful both inside and outside . Not to be missed !

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

Half way up the hill from the port of St John is the Anglican Cathedral. One of the first Anglican Parishes in North America, dating form 1699 work got under way on the building of the first cathedral in 1843 under their first Archbishop. However, successive fires to the city cost the parish dearly and only in the last century... More 

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Toronto, Ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

We visited the Cathedral on a rainy day. Beautiful architecture. It was a great experience visiting the Cathedral. They had a brochure which described all aspects of the Cathedral. Must see.

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Brooklyn, NY
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Reviewed 11 September 2016

The church is very pretty and had tour guides, but in the summer they have a lovely little tea room set up in the crypt/basement.

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Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 4 September 2016

Don't miss the July-August afternoon tea in the crypt room of St John the Baptist Anglican Cathedral. This is way more charming than creepy - and you will enjoy bottomless cups of tea and lots of home-made treats from scones, to fruit breads, to mini pavlovas, to cookies. All were delish and we were stuffed. There were signs on the... More 

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