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Basilique-Cathedrale de Saint Boniface

190, avenue de la Cathedrale 190, avenue de la Cathedrale, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 0H7, Canada (Central St. Boniface)
(204) 233-7304
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Ranked #34 of 112 Attractions in Winnipeg
Type: Cemeteries, Religious Sites
Traveler Description: Historic Cathedral ruins.  Built in 1905 and burnt in 1968.  The new Cathedral is built inside the ruins.  Historic Cemetery infront with many... more »
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Montreal, Canada
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84 reviews 84 reviews
40 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

During our passage, only the outside visit was possible. The original facades were preserved what gives beautiful attraction. On the site, there is a cemetery where Louis Riel's remains are buried.. In brief, a place to be registered on your list of things to be visited in Winnipeg and neighborhood.

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Durham, North Carolina
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

If your into checking our churches this is a nice spot to walk to during a visit of the Forks. Just cross the very cool bridge and hang a right. Its worth the walk over and has some great photo opts. The model of the original church in the main entry area is very cool.

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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Saw this place from across the river at the Forks and decided to walk over and have a look. Nice and beautiful place.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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59 attraction reviews
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Man, the negative reviews of this memorial Cathedral have totally missed the point. Saint Boniface has been the center and spiritual home for the French speaking and First Nation Manitobans for 200 years. The Cathedral has burned down twice and been rebuilt three times. The last time it was rebuilt, the community maintained the outer walls of the 1905 Cathedral... More

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Twin Cities, MN, USA
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35 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

This is a spectacular sight if you enjoy history and architecture. All that's left is the facade from the original cathedral, which is stunning (they've built on to the back end now). The grounds are filled with old gravemarkers from the 1800s, including the graves of Riel and Lagimodiere, prominent figures in the history of Manitoba. There is also a... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

The graveyard and walls house historical pioneering men of Manitoba (Red River Settlement). The adjacent museum is a must see also. Come at noon and hear the peeling bells. There is nothing more impressive and historically impressive in Winnipeg than the Cathedral, Museum and College set here. Greatest view of the City skyline for tourists - a must!

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Winnipeg MB Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013 via mobile

Very boxy building placed in the ruins of a former great building and it didn't work. Has the feel of an auditorium not a church. Not a sanctuary but a stage. Art is very amateurish. Instead of a separate chapel for the Blessed Sacrament would you believe the tabernacle is situated over a radiator!

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Winnipeg Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

After the Basilique burn the ruin were incorporated into the new church. It is a very interesting structure.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Lovely place for a short walk. The Cathedrale is a shell, interesting as an example of prairie architecture of the 19th century, but, if one is used to European cathedrals mildly interesting.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

We took time out to vist the Bailique-Cathedrale de Saint Boniface because Saint Boniface came from near where we live Crediton about 6 miles from Exeter, but to be honest there was nothing to see as the Cathedral had been bombed during the war i presume. ? and there was not much of it left apart from a near by... More

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