Basilica-Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

Saturday, September 7
11:00 am to 1:00 pm

200 Military Road

The Basilica-Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in St. John's is the metropolitan cathedral of the Roman Catholic archbishop of St. John's.  The physical dominance and visibility of the Basilica reinforces the enormous significance of the Catholic church both to St. John’s and to the province of Newfoundland. 

 

The Basilica is a very early North American example of the Lombard Romanesque Revival style. Inspired by 12th-century Italian architecture, the style became popular in the mid-19th century for Roman Catholic churches, especially in North America, due to its association with Rome. The original designs called for the building to be faced with local stone, but the builders used less expensive Irish stone instead. The Irish stone failed under Newfoundland's weather conditions and was gradually replaced with local stone.

 

Accessibility for persons with disabilities affecting mobility, On-street parking.

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