St. John's Sights

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Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

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Designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott, this fine example of Gothic Revival architecture was erected in the mid-1800s, with major additions...

Basilica Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

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Consecrated in 1855 after 14 years of construction, this Romanesque-style Roman Catholic cathedral holds a commanding position above...

Bowring Park

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An expansive Victorian park west of downtown, Bowring resembles famous city parks of London, after which it was modeled. Dotting the...

Cape Spear National Historic Site

  • Nautical Site/Lighthouse

At the easternmost point of land on the continent, songbirds begin chirping in the dim light of dawn, and whales (in early summer) feed...

Circular Road

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After the devastating fire of 1846, the business elite of St. John's moved to Circular Road. The street contains some very fine Victorian...

Commissariat House

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The residence and office of the British garrison's supply officer in the 1830s has been restored to reflect that era. Interpreters sometimes...

Duckworth Street

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Once called the Upper Path, this has been the "second street" of St. John's for centuries, Water Street being the main street. Stretching...

Government House

  • Government Building

The lieutenant governor—the Queen's representative in Newfoundland—lives at Government House. Myth has it that the moat around the...

Gower Street United Church

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This 1896 church has a redbrick facade, green turrets, 50 stained-glass windows, and a massive pipe organ. The church itself is on a...

Harbourside Park

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This is the spot where Sir Humphrey Gilbert claimed Newfoundland for Britain in 1583, much to the amusement of the French, Spanish, and...


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