Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Savannah

#2 of 171 in Historic Sites in Georgia
Must see · Religious Site · Tourist Spot
Georgia's oldest Catholic church, Cathedral of St. John the Baptist sits in the downtown district of Savannah, an area steeped in rich history and culture. Completed in 1876, this Gothic-style building features two twin spires, making it an easily recognizable landmark on the city's skyline. Walk inside to see the famous stained glass windows made by renowned Tyrolean glassmakers of Austria, which were installed in 1904. Bring your camera to snap a few photos of the wall murals, painted by local artist Christopher Murphy and a team of assistants. For updated information about daily services, check the mass schedule on the cathedral's website. Plan your Cathedral of St. John the Baptist visit and explore what else you can see and do in Savannah using our Savannah trip maker app.
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  • Not catholic but still a great place to visit. Beautiful architecture and friendly people to answer any questions.  more »
  • This church is a must see. We attended the 12:00 mass. It was great. The church is absolutely beautiful. We took pictures afterward.  more »
  • One of the most beautiful architectural sites to take in Savannah Georgia. The cathedral was built in 1873. From the stained glass to the pipe organs it is definitely worth taking a quick walk-through just appreciate the detail that went into the creation of this beautiful Monument. A small donation is appreciated.
  • Attended a wedding here. World class beauty and attention to detail. Felt bad that all the tourists were kept out during the rehearsal and ceremony. Great sermon and awesome organ/organist/singer and music selection. No pestering is for money at any time either. Highly recommend.
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