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Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

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Soaring over the city, this French Gothic–style cathedral, with pointed arches and free-flowing traceries, is the seat of the Catholic diocese of Savannah. It was founded in 1799 by the first French colonists to arrive in Savannah. Fire destroyed the early structures; the present cathedral dates from 1876. Its architecture, gold-leaf adornments, and the entire edifice give testimony to the importance of the Catholic parishioners of the day. The interior spaces are grand and dramatic, including incredible stained glass and an intricately designed altar.

Updated: 10-04-2012

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    Best historic church in the city

    Attractive French Gothic style church on the outside, a large building that dominates the Historic District of this city. Inside, has very good stained glass, impressive vaulted architecture, and plenty of ornament. It's free, easy to find, and well worth a look inside.

    by bachslunch, 3/31/09
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    A Wonderful Place to Thank God

    AWESOME! I can't think of any other words for it.

    by Sherry421, 3/23/08

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