St. John's

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  • 1. Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

    Designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott, this fine example of Gothic Revival architecture was erected in the mid-1800s, with major additions in the 1880s, but...Read More

  • 2. Basilica Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

    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...Read More

  • 3. Bowring Park

    An expansive Victorian park west of downtown, Bowring was modeled after the famous city parks of London. Dotting the grounds are ponds and rustic bridges;...Read More

  • 4. Circular Road

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

  • 5. Duckworth Street

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

  • 6. Gower Street United Church

    This 1896 church has a redbrick facade, green turrets, about 40 stained-glass windows, and a massive Casavant pipe organ. The church itself is on a...Read More

  • 7. Harbourside Park

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

  • 8. St. Thomas Anglican (Old Garrison) Church

    This wooden building, the oldest church in the city, is painted blue and trimmed in white in a style consistent with the "jellybean" houses in...Read More

  • 9. The Battery

    This tiny fishing village perches precariously at the base of steep cliffs between Signal Hill and St. John's Harbour. Narrow lanes snake around the houses,...Read More

  • 10. Water Street

    Originally called the Lower Path, Water Street has been used by St. John's residents since the 1520s. The older architecture resembles that of seaports in...Read More

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