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Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart

89 Ridge St, Newark, NJ 07104-1029
+1 973-484-4600
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beautiful architecture, tough to find parking around her on a Sunday (of course). Take a walk... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Calls for attention

I was visiting Newark and this cathedral calls for attention since downtown that I saw it. It is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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89 Ridge St, Newark, NJ 07104-1029
+1 973-484-4600
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Reviewed 1 week ago

beautiful architecture, tough to find parking around her on a Sunday (of course). Take a walk around the lake and enjoy the cherry blossoms too.

Thank HermanTheGerman-inTX
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was visiting Newark and this cathedral calls for attention since downtown that I saw it. It is beautiful; it has a unique structure to other cathedrals. Definitely recommend it; it's very beautiful! It's next to the Brook Branch Park!

Thank MIke R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We met the kindest people here, both their desk staff and their priests! We made friends with one of the priests and he was exceptionally kind to show us some locked areas (choir room and the baptismal). My husband is a reverend, so this was...More

Thank Rest-and-Romance
Reviewed 23 May 2017

i recommend going on a sunny day day so you can walk around the cathedral and take pictures. don't go at night because the area is dangerous. so beautiful on the inside. it's cool in the winter and hot in the summer inside so dress...More

Thank lolo c
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

The church is very beautiful,we visited last month and it was time of cherry blossom,the surrounding was very beautiful.I was not knowing that such a beautiful place is near my location.Along with this we visited the park near by, it was great time with family.

Thank Binu P
Reviewed 28 April 2017

This cathedral, the fifth largest in the US, will make you feel as if you'd caught a plane to France. There are so many beautiful stained glass windows, statues and carvings that you should plan to spend a fair amount of time in the basilica....More

Thank larigot
Reviewed 24 April 2017

I was so pleasantly surprised with the beauty of this cathedral.If you have a chance it is worth your while to experience this

Thank stoliman
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

May be the largest church in New Jersey & certainly one of the most beautiful. We have attended religious services here as well as a Confirmation and a funeral, all of which were very moving and impressive.

Thank paul3776
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Hold on to your heart and jaw they are about to drop. Beautiful cathedral and always nice services. The organist is amazing. Sounds like the heavens are opening and you are about to walk amongst the clouds and angels. Great to see or join for...More

Thank richardbU2955WC
Reviewed 19 April 2017

What an AMAZING Cathedral Basilica – one of the largest French Gothic-style places of worship – right in Newark, NJ!! The Basilica is on The National Register of Historical Places. It took a long time in the creation of this masterpiece. The Cathedral was proposed...More

Thank TheExplorerFamily
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Tom K
Is there a Newark transit bus one could take from Newark Airport to the Basilica or is a taxi the only way to reach the Basilica ?
17 May 2017|
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Response from stoliman | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry I am not sure
Am I allowed to use a tripod to photograph the interior?
15 April 2017|
Response from AREEN7 |
I was just there, no tripod, and NO camera with a big lens alowed.
What are the days / hours open ? Can you walk in like St. Patrick's Cathedral or do you have to buy tickets ?
25 April 2016|
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Response from Teddy H | Reviewed this property |
You don't have to buy ticket...but normally I always donate a few dollars into the donation box right next to the secretary's window. As for visiting hours...this is the best part...you can visit it any time even when there... More