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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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Fairview, Texas
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105 reviews 105 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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63 reviews 63 reviews
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

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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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
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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Chatham, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Definitely worth it to take a look inside and admire the beauty of this church. It is a beautiful building inside and out with many outstanding architectural features. Lovely stone carvings, stained glass windows and of course some very interesting local history.

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Holland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Although it was re-built in 1919 the basilica is Victorian Gothic but feels unusually warm with stained glass and celing tracery. Bishop MacEachern's travelling boat-cum-sledge is a moving testimony to the difficulties of the early church in PEI; we were fortunate enough to hear the organ and enjoy the pleasant acoustics.

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FINDLAY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This was a short walk from the waterfront and well worth the visit. As with most church/museums they had ample literature to explain the history of the Basillica, and their docents were very friendly as well. A good place for pictures of gothic architecture.

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