Basilica Cathedral of St. John the Baptist – City of St. John’s Heritage Site

St. John's, NL

City of St. John's Heritage Building, Structure, Land, or Area


The Basilica of St. John the Baptist is a massive, stone cathedral built in the mid 19th century in the Lombard Romanesque Revival style. It forms the core of a complex of religious buildings comprised of the Bishop’s Palace, Bishop’s Library, a school (Mullock Hall, St. Bonaventure’s College), two monasteries, and two convents. The Basilica is prominently located on an elevated site, overlooking the city of St. John’s, Newfoundland and its harbour. The formal recognition consists of the Basilica on its footprint.

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