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Immaculate Conception Church

Bourbon St, Castries, St. Lucia
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Ranked #3 of 17 attractions in Castries
Type: Religious Sites
Description: One of the largest churches in the West Indies has some lovely frescoes.
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hood river
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Very artistically finished with art & Stained glass & historically documented by the people of St. Lucia.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We stopped at this church while on a Maximum Chill Tour, it was an interesting stop on our journey. Be wary of a man who claims to be the pastor of the church, he doesn't actually work there. If you donate make sure you give it to the church itself!

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Des Moines, Iowa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

I wouldn't make a special trip to see this place but since we were at the square anyway we took a look inside.

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Belleville, Illinois
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106 reviews 106 reviews
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

St. Lucia’s nature beauty is the major attraction of the island; however, Cathedral of Castries is the center of the Castries. The large wooden church is uniquely Caribbean style. Multiple paintings are on the walls and the ceiling. The historical building needs restoration. Walking a block around the church, you can appreciate the exterior of the Cathedral and many other... More

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San Diego, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Worth the walk to see this beautiful old church with painted wooden ceilings and a bit of history. As is often the case, the locals have "dressed it up" with decorations that distract from the architecture but it was worth the hike from the pier to see and photograph. Walcott square was right next door with it's 400 y/o tree,... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

a beautiful church....has definitely had some damage from storms and hurricanes which is a shame. You can see that they don't have the funds for restoration but lovely to walk through and we have been to many churches around the world. If you are looking for a comparison to Europe, don't. Recognize the fact you are in the tropics.

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Philadelphia, PA
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We liked being in the middle of the capital city. But the driving was pretty challenging. We asked if we could park someplace and the guy sitting at the taxi stand said yes (even though we found out later it was for taxis). The Cathedral is one-of-a-kind. it is in disrepair in some places. I was glad we took a... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

It was ok just for a brief visit - seemed very busy with weddings, funerals etc. Some guests found it good to visit on sundays

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

This is well worth a visit. We had a walk round Castries before taking a taxi tour around other sites, and called in to the cathedral. It was empty and beautiful. Tours don't seem to stop here, but drive by, so well worth stopping. Very uncommercialised but open and available to visit.

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Cold Spring, NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

We skipped our cruise ship's shore excursions to wander the streets of Castries to see what the town was like and to see how the St Lucians lived. We came across the Cathedral of Castries and were surprised to see that it was Roman Catholic, rather than Anglican. Although many of the islands of the eastern Caribbean were British, St... More

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