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Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart

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Address: 89 Ridge St, Newark, NJ 07104-1029
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Great place to visit

If you want to enter for religious or spiritual reasons, or want to capture the great architectural features of the Cathedral, it has many different features to choose from.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 June 2016
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Newark, New Jersey
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Newark, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

If you want to enter for religious or spiritual reasons, or want to capture the great architectural features of the Cathedral, it has many different features to choose from.

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

My wife and I had the pleasure to attend Sunday Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark, New Jersey. It is an absolutely beautiful place to visit and worship. There is also a lovely park with beautiful gardens located across the street.

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Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

I visited the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart while waiting for my flight, this based on a tip from the Tripadvisor community and I am glad I did see it. From outside an amazing building and to my surprise it was open. The inside decoration is decent, the vitrages in the windows are very nice. I did some walking in... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

Ask anyone who lives in New Jersey where the great cathedral is and they will look at you dumbfounded. "There's a cathedral in Newark?" Yes, and it is modeled on the one in Rouen, France. Needless to say, it's magnificent. Where do you find it? Where do they place all great cathedrals - on a hill. Just look up and... More 

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Belleville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

Entering the basilica you will catch your breath at the height and volume of the space. Even if you are not Catholic or religious you will appreciate the old world design and craftsmanship. The woodwork is ornate, intricate and warm. I suggest trying to arrange a tour if possible to learn the history of the cathedral and meaning of the... More 

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new jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

One would think you are in Europe. The stained glass windows are second only to Notre Dame, the music throughout the year impeccable in every way, the Stations of Cross are breathtaking. You must take the tour by the priest and learn the history. The chapels are beautiful, as well. FREE.

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South Orange, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

This Brasilia is one of a kind. It is awe inspiring and beautiful. Plan ahead and see if you can get a guided tour The stained glass windows are breathtaking and so is the main and side altars

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Marlton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

A jewel in Newark, NJ. I take my out-town guests to see this beautiful cathedral. This cathedral is comparable to those in Europe.

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Mahwah, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Great History of the Cathedral with history and explanation of type of structure and stained glass windows.

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Morristown, NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

I have visited cathedrals all over Europe and Sacred Heart, although quite a bit newer than most is as beautiful as most. It is the third largest in the US and is absolutely breathtaking in its grandeur. Plus, it is right on the edge of famous Branch Brook park of cherry tree fame. Allow at least an hour to really... More 

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