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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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A must see!

It''s really really beautiful inside. The outside has,so much detail including the doors. But when... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
kagraceb
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Northern NJ
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beautiful cathedral worth visiting

free to enter and walk around. Very beautiful and worth seeing if in the area. Also nearby Mt... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2017
maryn989
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Paramus, New Jersey
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89 Ridge St, Newark, NJ 07104-1029
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

It''s really really beautiful inside. The outside has,so much detail including the doors. But when you go in your jaw will drop.

1  Thank kagraceb
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

free to enter and walk around. Very beautiful and worth seeing if in the area. Also nearby Mt Pleasant Cemetery is very interesting to drive through.

1  Thank maryn989
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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

The cathedral is beautiful the best ever in and out back in 93 when Pope John Paul II came to Newark.NJ took my children to see him The most exciting experience for me and my children

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Reviewed 30 July 2017

You will be so surprised to drive though Newark and find this jewel. It is just breath taking. I love going in the spring when the flowers are in bloom and the trees are popping.

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Reviewed 19 July 2017

I was a tour guide here for many years and, in my humble opinion, its exterior is far more beautiful than S. Patrick's Cathedral, in NYC. The façade of the cathedral is flanked by 2 soring rectangular bell towers on either side of the front,...More

2  Thank RPC633
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

This is a large beautiful cathedral done in a French Gothic style. The style is not the typical American cathedral style but it is beautiful and very welcoming. The mix/contrast of colors is eye catching. It reminds you of a cathedral in France and other...More

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Reviewed 6 July 2017

As beautiful a church as you'll find anywhere. Particular favorites: (a) the two front towers are rotated 45% (a very unusual element; (b) the brass front doors have Old Testament scenes and New Testament evangelists; (c) the Stations of the Cross are made of mosaics...More

Thank Robert C
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Reviewed 4 July 2017

We are quite surprised with the beauty of the cathedral. The architectural style is a hybrid of English and French styles, making it a combination of York Minster and Notre-Dame. Very outstanding facade. Unfortunately it was not open when we arrived.

Thank Leon L
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Reviewed 20 June 2017

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.

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Reviewed 29 May 2017 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
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Susan T
12 March 2018|
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Response from kagraceb | Reviewed this property |
have only gone for an event or concerts.  I'm sure for security it's not open all the time.  They have tours...call the office at 973-484-4600 to schedule  or check their website for concert schedule and information. 
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Mdteach123
30 November 2017|
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Response from Judy S | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry I don't know when it will be decorated for Christmas. You might want to call the office to find out. The number is: 973-484-4600
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Tom K
17 May 2017|
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Response from larigot | Reviewed this property |
NJ Transit reports that the GO28 bus, which leaves from all the terminals at Newark Liberty Airport, goes within 3 blocks of the Basilica, but you'd have to walk from the intersection of Bloomfield Avenue and Clifton Street... More
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