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Great Local History

The Curator in the museum was very interesting and well informed on local history and the history... read more

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St. John's

Must stop while in Lafayette. Gift store has unique items. My favorite is the angel note cards. I... read more

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This quasi-Romanesque brick cathedral in Lafayette is worth a look.
515 Cathedral St, Lafayette, LA 70501-6701
+1 337-232-1322
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Curator in the museum was very interesting and well informed on local history and the history of the church and its bishops. The 500 year old oak tree is amazing the church is beautiful. I wish I had more time for the cemetery in...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Must stop while in Lafayette. Gift store has unique items. My favorite is the angel note cards. I have purchased Religious Saints charms to tuck in birthday cards. There is a quiet calmness when you enter and the ladies make you feel most welcomed.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This church is a central historical building in the center of downtown Lafayette. There is a giant oak tree to the right of the church with boughs bending down to touch the ground. It is an amazing sight to see. I have had the opportunity...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a lovely cathedral but the real draw is outside — a 500 year old live oak. Absolutely enormous, covered in fern, just so impressive!

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Reviewed 22 August 2018

This cathedral has been around many years, the original structure started in the 1830's. Although many of the paintings and murals were done during a renovation in the 1970's, it is well worth a visit. The organ is magnificent and can be heard from the...More

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Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

We love this church. The pastor Fr. Chester is awesome. The church is very beautiful with lots of detail, if you are sight seeing it’s a must. If you are looking for a church it’s great. I have been going there since I was a...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Loved attending mass here when we lived in Lafayette! Always a beautiful service. The music was amazing and the sermons were always just what I needed to hear.

Thank Veronica B
Reviewed 10 July 2018

I have attended numerous weekday noon masses here at the cathedral. Beautiful way to spend your lunch hour, refreshing your soul and adding a calming effect to an otherwise hectic work day.

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Reviewed 4 July 2018

I live in Lafayette and I always try to bring guests here. If you like nature, the tree is breathtaking; if you like history, the cemetery is fascinating (take a French speaker with you), if you like churches, this one is impressive for the south,...More

Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 1 July 2018

The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist is a wonderful example of Dutch Romanesque Revival style. The structure was completed in 1916 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. The land was donated to the Catholic Church in 1821 bny...More

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Response from Marsha L | Reviewed this property |
They were having a funeral mass so we were not allowed to go in. We were able to tour the grounds and take photos. I am not sure, but I think it would be OK inside.
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