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Basilique-Cathedrale de Saint Boniface

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Address: 190, avenue de la Cathedrale 190, avenue de la Cathedrale, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 0H7, Canada
Phone Number: (204) 233-7304
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Une belle Cathedrale!

Check out St. Boniface and visit the Basilica! A wonderful combination of the old and the new! Walk up Provencher Boulevard and enjoy the French flavour!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Winnipeg, Manitoba
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Winnipeg, Manitoba
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Check out St. Boniface and visit the Basilica! A wonderful combination of the old and the new! Walk up Provencher Boulevard and enjoy the French flavour!

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Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

A must see! It is really neat to see this the building of this church and the story behind it! The people are friendly and you get a a real live history from people playing the lives of the people of Manitoba many years ago. It is not expensive and really worth seeing. Lived in Manitoba for 3 years, there... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This church was and will always be beautiful. It must have looked majestic before most of it burned in a massive 1968 fire. In 1972 a smaller cathedral was built in the originals ruins. It's not nearly as impressive, but I don't ever intended to be. The cathedrals cemetery includes the final resting places of notable French Manitoba leaders such... More 

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Cancun
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

If you love Canadian history and great architecture this is the place for you. Wedding pictures, outdoor theatre, Loois Riel's Statue are all within your grasp at the Basilica. Since the fire that burnt the original basilica, we have been left with the beautiful arch. This area has tremendous history to offer of the French who settled this part of... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The cathedral apparently suffered a fire in the past. The solid ruins that remained they wisely left standing. Very interesting place to visit, and they have an excellent view of the river. The entrance is impressive as are some of the older tombs. Many of the city's important people were buried here.

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Winnipeg
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

It says a lot about the ugliness of Winnipeg that the most beautiful building in town is the shell of a Romanesque cathedral that burnt down in 1968. It also says a lot about the loss of faith in mid-century that the replacement cathedral hides in the shadow of its predecessor. Admire the view and tour the cemetery. Find Riel's... More 

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Winnipeg
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you happen to be in Saint Boniface, make sure you go to the Cathedrale. It's a nice place to take picture and the architecture is really nice.

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East Lansing, Michigan
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88 reviews 88 reviews
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Interesting and surprising how the remnants of the old cathedral that was destroyed by fire could be used and incorporated in a very modern new cathedral. Startling to look through the old front facade where one would expect to see a stained glass window and instead, see sky. While I enjoyed exploring the new Cathedral and sitting in contemplation, I... More 

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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014 via mobile

Wherever we go, there are cathedrals. I don't look forward to them, but they usually surprise me. Happened again! The original burnt down in 1968, and the masonry still stands. And looks good. But the new cathedral, built within the old one, is welcoming, warm, light, user-friendly. I'm glad we spent 20 minutes there.

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Moreton-in-Marsh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I had read about the Cathedral before I went to visit, so knew that the front portion of the Cathedral was all that was left after the fire of 1968. As you walk through the old entrance towards the new church behind it, it seemed very fitting that they left the beautiful stonework in situ, as the replacement church behind... More 

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