Cathedral of St Joseph, Hartford

4.7
#6 of 8 in Historic Sites in Hartford
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
The Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford, Connecticut, United States, is the mother church and seat of the Archdiocese of Hartford. Dedicated on May 15, 1962, it stands on the site of the old cathedral which had been destroyed in a fire. The cathedral is located on Farmington Avenue just outside downtown Hartford across from the Aetna building. In 1979 the cathedral was included as a contributing property in the Asylum Avenue District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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  • So peaceful to see and enjoy the beautiful church and music. Just Huge and easy walking area. Don't forget see the second floor. The Craftsmen so breath taking. I gone many time and love going to.....  more »
  • Try to get here during the day. The windows are absolutely wonderful! It's so peaceful and restorative. Not a bad place for music, though the seating is uncomfortable after a while.  more »
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  • My mission is to visit all CT catholic churches and this was #39. There is Street parking and a lot behind the cathedral. The exterior is modern and 'cold' but the interior will take your breath away. Open, spacious and modern but traditional in that it had the stained glass. But it's all very grand and absolutely gorgeous. The ceiling lights are shaped like stars and they look 3-D. This is one of the most amazing churches I've seen to date.
  • The Cathedral of Saint Joseph, the mother Church for the Archdiocese of Hartford, is always an inspirational experience. The sheer size and height of the space are humbling but it's the enveloping affect of the stained glass windows the worshipper is left with. The narrative expressed is clear and in combination with the intense colors, the overall experience is heartwarming, breathtaking, and draws the person forward to focus on the altar, the center of Catholic worship.
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