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Immaculate Conception Church

Address: Bourbon St, Castries, St. Lucia
Phone Number: 758-452-2416
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Ranked #3 of 18 Attractions in Castries
Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: One of the largest churches in the West Indies has some lovely frescoes.
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Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: One of the largest churches in the West Indies has some lovely frescoes.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Mass began at 8 a.m. on Sunday. It ended at 9:50. This was the adult mass with a beautiful choir who played various instruments. The children's mass is at the 10:30 mass and families were arriving 30 minutes ahead of time. All the parishioners had on their Sunday best. It was a breath of fresh air to see the devotion... More 

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Charlotte NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

sitting right on Derek Walcott Square is this church which looks very ordinary from the outside. When you enter the church thought you are struck by how colorful, well lit and spacious it is on the inside. The frescoes on the ceiling though fading are still rich and the work done by a local artist Dunston on the walls and... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Very accessible place of worship in the middle of Castries. This is a vibrant church - a vital living part of the local community. We looked in around mid morning on a Thursday, and were very pleasently surprised just how busy it was. But this enthusiasm merely reflects this 110+ year old building, and especially, the mesmerizing frescos by Dunstan... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This church is an easy walk from the waterfront, the food and craft market or from the bus terminal. We were lucky to be there on the feast day of the Immaculate Conception during a mass. Besides taking in the colourful interiors - frescoes and stained glass windows - we were also treated to beautiful singing by the schools in... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

My husband and I went to Sunday mass here while we were on our honeymoon. We are pretty devout Catholics, and we were amazed at the faith we witnessed here! We didn't know what to expect, but we loved every minute of this mass. The church itself is over 100 years old and is beautiful! While we are used to... More 

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Moseley, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

It can be very difficult to find parking in the city of Castries near the market. We had to park a few blocks away but the colorful paintings inside this church were amazing. The ceiling is lovely; this is a very unique Caribbean Cathedral.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I went to the 8:00am mass. If you need a spiritual up-lifting then go. Make sure you tell the cabdriver to pick you up at 9:45 . . . the mass is long, but you will leave feeling renewed.

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This is a typical local Caribbean Cathedral which is unlike any European Cathedral that one would go to but saying that, it has it's own unique ambience & style. As can be seen in the added photographs, the lovely ceiling is made of decorated wood and the Stained Glass windows are beautiful, although they are covered on the outside with... More 

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UK
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I expected something a little...'more'; but perhaps it is just because it is much loved and well used. I hope so... (Someone wanting money greeted us at the door.)

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Atlanta USA
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108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

It's a large cathedral with special architectural features. Wood stained ceilings with artwork etched on its surface. Stained glass windows. Huge tall ceilings and a real sense of peace - no matter what your religion is you should visit this cathedral. Most St Lucians are catholic so the church in each town is usually the biggest building in town. Tips?... More 

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