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This historic Catholic church, known for its Romanesque architecture, was...

This historic Catholic church, known for its Romanesque architecture, was built in the early nineteenth century.

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Stunning Stone- and Brickwork--but no way to find out more about it

Visitors are welcomed into the interior courtyard of this stunning Cathedral to see the gorgeous stone- and brickwork its unusual if not unique design. Unfortunately the sanctuary... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2017
wilmington, NC
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

Next to the Anglican St:George's Cathedral stands the Roman Catholic St.Mary's Cathedral of the Assumption, a bit back from the harbour area, and a good stop on the way to the Botanical Garden, the also not too exciting main attraction of Kingstown. The 19th century St.Mary's Cathedral is quite attractive from the outside with its Tuscany style tower. Being built... More 

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wilmington, NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Visitors are welcomed into the interior courtyard of this stunning Cathedral to see the gorgeous stone- and brickwork its unusual if not unique design. Unfortunately the sanctuary is off-limits, whether because mass was not then being celebrated or because the schoolchildren were using it. (?) We put a small donation in the slot, which was a weird literal "hole in... More 

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south wales
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

A bit of a hotchpotch building from the outside which doesn't prepare you for the simplicity and beauty of the inside. It has a tranquil courtyard with masses of greenery and a few tortoise. Yes I don't know why either, but they looked quite old.(how do you tell the age of one???) still something a bit different in a Cathedral.

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Kingstown, St.Vincent
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

As a child I took it for granted the sort of beauty and history I was walking into every week day and for Mass. My primary school was and still is a part of the Cathedral. Its only after I grew and became an adult,after I was trained in the history of different local places as a tour guide did... More 

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Rugeley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

The building outside is an eclectic mix of styles. Inside the church was simple with a beautiful crib but couldn't spend much time inside as a service was about to start. However there were some beautiful tranquil little court yards in the complex.

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Villa, St.Vincent
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

The Cathedral of the Assumption was built in phases with the initial building started around 1865 and further addition around 1920 with the appointment of Fr. Charles Verbeke to the Cathedral. He, being from Belgium and an architect added the Gothic turrets that form part of the unique Cathedral Presbytery and Church. In the early days, prior to Vatican 11... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016

Lovely old historical church with a thriving community and school. 3 different dates of build and development

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

I guess we were unlucky, but though the outside is interesting we weren't allowed in. Maybe it is only open when the cruise ships are in?

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful church full of history From the moment you walk in you feel awe inspired. I felt like all the pains and suffering that had been heard and seen was being put before you and all your pains and suffering was being rest assured Seeing such and old building the seeing the priest and nuns going about there... More 

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Reviewed 2 November 2016

This is an old piece of history and is located in the city. It is very easy to locate and cannot be missed.

Thank Mr S

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