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St. Dunstan's Basilica

45 Great George Street | Charlottetown, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 4K1, Canada
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Traveler Description: The Saint Dunstan's Basilica Parish is an imposing structure and worth a few minutes of your time to visit. In 1990 the federal government design... more »
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Oakville, Canada
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Absolutely amazing architecture inside the church. Take some time to wander in and look at it. Photo taking is permitted.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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61 reviews 61 reviews
30 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Not all that big by basilica standards, St. Dunstan's is both an active Catholic parish and one of a number of architecturally distinctive buildings in the historic center of Charlottetown. Be sure to get a good look at what appears to be the solid marble statuary near the top of the altar. There's a small gift stand at the front... More

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Banning, Ca
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186 reviews 186 reviews
88 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Just down the street from Government House. Great architecture with a wonderful design inside and out. Open to view and worth your time when in downtown Charlottetown.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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131 reviews 131 reviews
24 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

We were very impressed with this Church! The architecture was great! The history aspect was very good and we got to hear about some of the things that it takes to maintain the church and grounds as well as the historical facts about the Basilica. You really need to see these structures and take time to ask questions AND take... More

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Toronto, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Beautiful architecture. Elegant design. The priest was practising on the organ when we visited. A real treat. Worth a visit

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O'Leary, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

All I can say is if there is one place or one church you visit on PEI and in Charlottetown, it HAS TO BE St. Dunstan's Basilica! The Peace in this building while you amaze yourself with the architecture is, in itself, so AMAZING!!!!!

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Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The church was getting the steps restored so we couldn't get a nice picture from the front but the inside was super nice. The staff were very friendly and not pushy at all. It is def worth going in and taking a look if you are into churches and seeing artwork/sculptures inside.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I have the pleasure of singing her every week with an amazing group of people under the direction of Leo Marchildon (exceptional musician) The Basilica has lots of history to learn about and you manage to catch a mass or a recital you will be wowed by the sounds that are produced in the beautiful building. You will feel moved... More

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Urbana, Illinois
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38 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Unfortunately, I ran out of time and did not get to see the inside but studied the outside in great detail. I was always a fan of Gothic architecture and love the arched windows and stain glass. Definitely well worth a trip.

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Calgary, Canada
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155 reviews 155 reviews
64 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

It is a special place. An awe inspiring place filled with beautiful works of art and (best of all) some detailed and richly coloured stained glass windows.

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