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Cathedral of St John the Evangelist

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Address: 515 Cathedral St, Lafayette, LA 70501
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This quasi-Romanesque brick cathedral in Lafayette is worth a look.

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historical and awe inspiring

Bring your hankies. This place is so large and has so much grace about it it will make you almost cry. Beautiful and well maintained.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bring your hankies. This place is so large and has so much grace about it it will make you almost cry. Beautiful and well maintained.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

The cathedral is beautiful, inside and out, but the 500-year-old oak tree which stands right next to it is worth checking out!

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

My sister was visiting from out of state, so we went to the church to pray. It was lovely- beautiful inside.

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

This church is a century old, and built on the site of the first Lafayette Catholic church. Unusual architecture. The priest who built the church, a Dutch native, had plans submitted by a Dutch architect but carried out by a local builder. Parishioners carried bricks to the site on the wagons. There is an exquisite museum and gift shops on... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Very unique and historical place to visit in Lafayette. The Cathedral and grounds are very nice and the church still holds regular Catholic services.

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Estherwood, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

A beautiful devotional place for people to worship and spend time with Our Lord. Went for an ordination many years ago and it was beautiful inside.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Lafayette's cathedral was built by a Dutch priest in 1900 in the Romanhesque style. Styled "Dutch Romanesque" it is unique in it's decor with a serene harmony of interior colors. Anchored outside by a 500 year old live oak tree, it is a must-visit site in Cajun Louisiana.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Romanesque seat of the Catholic Diocese of Lafayette. Lafayette grew up around this cathedral, and the neighborhood still retains a bit of historic flavoe. The oak tree out front is reputed to be over 250 years old, and the cemetary ontains the graved of two Confederate generals.

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Gulfport, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

The church is very beautiful inside and comes with a rich history. The grounds are very interesting too. We had a tour guide share about the large very old oak tree and the history behind why the church was build on this location by the oak tree. The stain glass is beautiful and the alter was beautifully dressed for the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Worth looking around. Picturesque. Free parking. Cemetery behind is also interesting to walk through.

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