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St. Michael's Cathedral

Spry St. | east of National Heroes Sq., Bridgetown, Barbados
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Ranked #11 of 24 Attractions in Bridgetown
Type: Religious Sites
Description: The first American President George Washington attended services at this Bridgetown church in 1751.
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Massapequa Park, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

It is located in downtown Bridgetown near the Parliament. It is a lovely historical church with a very old grave yard. A nice place to visit.

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Queenstown, Maryland
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142 reviews 142 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Large imposing structure with some highlights from a long time ago. Inside the church is very plain and speaks to the roots and current situation of Barbados. The priest was very friendly and welcomed us to his church and had us participate in the mass that was going on. All the parishioners welcomed us as well.

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London
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77 reviews 77 reviews
30 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

It's small by European standards but holds a certain charm. You wont need more than 1/2 hour to go round and the graveyard has many impressive old tombs.

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Cold Spring, NJ
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255 reviews 255 reviews
81 attraction reviews
189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

St Michael's began as a parish church but was elevated to cathedral status upon the establishment of the Diocese of Barbados (Anglican). It doesn't have the grandeur of so many European cathedrals, but it is a beautiful church, nevertheless. Clearly, it was built for worship rather than to prove the wealth of its builders. No statues, no frescoes, no ceiling... More

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Ontario, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
13 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

St Michael's is not a splendid cathedral of the Westminster Abbey type. It is not fancy but impressive nevertheless. It has a lot to offer. The graveyard has many impressive old tombs of people who were "important" in their day. It is well worth a wander. The cathedral's exterior is hard to photograph due to the huge trees situated at... More

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barbados
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

A few steps away from the commercial downtown bustle one can step back 250 years into the colonial history of this Anglican island.

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Dallas, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Went to Mass while we were there for our 25th anniversary. Beautiful church and wonderful priest who had an amazing homily!

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PARIS
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133 reviews 133 reviews
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226 helpful votes 226 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

One of the most beautiful cathedral of the Eastern Caribbean islands , in historic downtown Bridgetown now a UNESCO site , a pestigious old church with famous people resting her, a visit you must do while visiting Barbados

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Australia
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475 helpful votes 475 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

If you are walking around the crowded streets of Bridgetown as we did, you will stumble on this Cathedral about 2 blocks from National Heroes’ Square. It’s the number one ranking church in the Anglican Diocese but interestingly seems quite austere inside/outside. Until we noticed the unique glass windows, the curved shingle covered ceiling, impressive choir organ pipes, upper side... More

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West London
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98 reviews 98 reviews
61 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Although the cathedral of Bridgetown, it does need to have work done it and this is being done. Outside looked very tired but when back up to scratch should appear to be as attractive a building as it deserves

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