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Address: Stone Town, Tanzania
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This 1987 Romanesque cathedral’s stately spires can be seen from the sea as...

This 1987 Romanesque cathedral’s stately spires can be seen from the sea as you approach Stone Town.

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Beautiful cathedral and mass

I attended the 9am mass, which is in Kiswahili. The unexpected part is that the mass took two hours; it seemed this is the normal routine, so if you are going to the 9am, plan for... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 May 2016
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Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

I attended the 9am mass, which is in Kiswahili. The unexpected part is that the mass took two hours; it seemed this is the normal routine, so if you are going to the 9am, plan for that. But staying the full two hours is so worth it, because they have an AMAZING choir! This is the first time I've heard... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2015 via mobile

This was a beautiful old church, unfortunately we were not able to go inside. The exterior was very pretty and the history related to us by the guide was fascinating.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2014

The mass times on Sunday for this church are: 1) 7:00am 2) 9:00am 3) 4:30pm The mass at 9:00am (which I attended) was conducted in Kiswahili. Not sure about the other times.

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Guelph, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2013

We were wondering around Stone Town and stumbled across St. Joseph's Church. It took us a bit to find the entrance since the regular front entrench was locked, but once we figured out how to get in - it was great! We walked around the grounds and eventually went into the church where there was a wedding taking place! What... More 

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Zanzibar Island, Tanzania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2013

This is an area abundant in religious monuments and buildings. Over 50 mosques and many Christian churches and Hindu temples. This cathedral would be the best choice to see as a building representative of the Christian faith in this area.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2012

This church is unfortunately closed most of the time and the best time to visit it is for interested tourists to go during the mass. The building is quite beautiful and if you do not wish to participate in the mass just sit for 5-10 min in a pew and admire the interior.

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