One of the finest examples of ecclesiastical Gothic architecture in North America. The cathedral was designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott and the cornerstone was laid in 1847.
The cruciform shaped cathedral was destroyed by the St.'s John's Great Fire of 1892. Rebuilding began the following year and was completed in 1905.
Declared a National Historic Site in 1981, the cathedral, through its restoration work, reserves its excellent stained glass, medieval carvings, and offers a small archival museum containing some early British Cathedral artifacts.
The area behind the church encompasses a cemetery which contains about 5000 graves. Founded in 1699, making it the oldest in Canada.
Season: June 1 - Sept 30, Off season by appointment.
Location: 22 Church Hill, St. John's
68 Queen's Road
St. John's, NL,
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