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St. Dunstan's Basilica

45 Great George Street | Charlottetown, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 4K1, Canada
902-894-3486
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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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Calgary, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Well maintained church, in easy walking distance from other sites One to visit for church lovers Beautiful stained glass windows

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

The celebrant's sermon was thought provoking and the cantor's rendition of Panis Angelicus was inspired.

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Stoneham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Although a fairly big church, it is very pleasant and serene -- definitely a place to come to for prayer and meditation. Done in marble, it is somewhat dark inside, but it has a quiet elegance. There is a mixture of stained glass windows. Some are traditional. Others are more modern -- some have pictures of all the priests who... More

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Fairview, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Visited church and attended Sunday mass. Church is beautiful inside and well maintained. A landmark in the town. Beautiful architecture and stained glass windows. A tribute to the Catholics in the area now and in the past.

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Brandon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The Basilica is very beautiful with its marble pillars and carvings inside. There was a fellow selling souvenirs in the lobby and he let us know to step right in.

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Sunshine
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The marble, the woodwork, the stained glass and especially the extraordinary pipe organ make this beautiful church a must see place of interest while visiting Charlottetown. Every part of the beautiful interior is an example of old world craftsmanship. We had the pleasure of hearing the organist practice for an upcoming wedding during our visit late one afternoon, which enhanced... More

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Titusville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Word is that the architecture was inspired by Saint Patrick's in Manhattan, and I see it in some areas and not in others. It is truly beautiful with the juxtaposition of stone, stained glass and the green copper roof peeking out in the center. Absolutely worth a stop, if only admiring from the outside.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This three-spire landmark of Charlottetown is truly a gem worth a visit. It's architecture is inspired by St. Patrick's Cathedral of New York City and the English Gothic interior is breath-taking. One doesn't expect such elegance and elegance in the small provence of Prince Edward Island, but never underestimate what treasures lie here on the little red island.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

From the outside, with the stained glass and twin steeple the building is simply stunning, but don't just enjoy the outside, step in and check out the inside. This is the 4th church on this site, dating from 1919. The staff/volunteers on the inside were not as helpful or friendly as the ones in the Anglican church around the corner.

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Stafford, Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A small congregation, mostly older, with a young and enthusiastic (non-native speaking) priest. The building is beautiful and historic and would be worth visiting on a tour. Mass was just as it is in the States: in English, and you are there to worship, not to make friends (though no one was unfriendly!). And there is a Saturday pm Mass,... More

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