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Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart

89 Ridge St, Newark, NJ 07104-1029
+1 973-484-4600
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To see Pope John Paul II

The cathedral is beautiful the best ever in and out back in 93 when Pope John Paul II came to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Newark, New Jersey
via mobile

You will be so surprised to drive though Newark and find this jewel. It is just breath taking. I... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kearny, New Jersey
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89 Ridge St, Newark, NJ 07104-1029
+1 973-484-4600
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The cathedral is beautiful the best ever in and out back in 93 when Pope John Paul II came to Newark.NJ took my children to see him The most exciting experience for me and my children

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You will be so surprised to drive though Newark and find this jewel. It is just breath taking. I love going in the spring when the flowers are in bloom and the trees are popping.

Thank csilva42017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was a tour guide here for many years and, in my humble opinion, its exterior is far more beautiful than S. Patrick's Cathedral, in NYC. The façade of the cathedral is flanked by 2 soring rectangular bell towers on either side of the front,...More

Thank RPC633
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This is a large beautiful cathedral done in a French Gothic style. The style is not the typical American cathedral style but it is beautiful and very welcoming. The mix/contrast of colors is eye catching. It reminds you of a cathedral in France and other...More

Thank Bradt255
Reviewed 6 July 2017

As beautiful a church as you'll find anywhere. Particular favorites: (a) the two front towers are rotated 45% (a very unusual element; (b) the brass front doors have Old Testament scenes and New Testament evangelists; (c) the Stations of the Cross are made of mosaics...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 4 July 2017

We are quite surprised with the beauty of the cathedral. The architectural style is a hybrid of English and French styles, making it a combination of York Minster and Notre-Dame. Very outstanding facade. Unfortunately it was not open when we arrived.

Thank Leon L
Reviewed 20 June 2017

beautiful architecture, tough to find parking around her on a Sunday (of course). Take a walk around the lake and enjoy the cherry blossoms too.

Thank HermanTheGerman-inTX
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

I was visiting Newark and this cathedral calls for attention since downtown that I saw it. It is beautiful; it has a unique structure to other cathedrals. Definitely recommend it; it's very beautiful! It's next to the Brook Branch Park!

Thank MIke R
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

We met the kindest people here, both their desk staff and their priests! We made friends with one of the priests and he was exceptionally kind to show us some locked areas (choir room and the baptismal). My husband is a reverend, so this was...More

Thank Rest-and-Romance
Reviewed 23 May 2017

i recommend going on a sunny day day so you can walk around the cathedral and take pictures. don't go at night because the area is dangerous. so beautiful on the inside. it's cool in the winter and hot in the summer inside so dress...More

Thank lolo c
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Tom K
17 May 2017|
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Response from stoliman | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry I am not sure
16 April 2017|
Response from AREEN7 |
I was just there, no tripod, and NO camera with a big lens alowed.
25 April 2016|
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Response from Teddy H | Reviewed this property |
You don't have to buy ticket...but normally I always donate a few dollars into the donation box right next to the secretary's window. As for visiting hours...this is the best part...you can visit it any time even when there... More