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Basilica Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

Basilica Cathedral of St. John the Baptist Review

Consecrated in 1855 after 14 years of construction, this Romanesque-style Roman Catholic cathedral holds a commanding position above Military Road, overlooking the older section of the city and the harbor. The Irish sculptor John Hogan carved the sanctuary's centerpiece, The Dead Christ, out of Carrara marble in the mid-19th century. Also note the many stained-glass windows, side altars, and statuary. A museum with vestments and religious objects is next door in the Episcopal Library of the Bishop's Palace.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 200 Military Rd., St. John's, NL A1C 2E8 | Map It
  • Phone: 709/754–2170
  • Cost: Museum C$2
  • Hours: Museum mid-June–Aug., Mon.–Sat. 10–4, Sun. 1–4; Sept.–mid June, daily 8–3
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  • Location: St. John's
Updated: 11-15-2013

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