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Address: 5 Wale Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Phone Number: 021-424-7360
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Description: The first black archbishop of Cape Town, Desmond Tutu, used this Anglican...
The first black archbishop of Cape Town, Desmond Tutu, used this Anglican cathedral as a religious and political seat.
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You're not totally sure what to expect about it until you get inside the cathedral. Walls are massive, the ceiling is high and the stained glass windows are beautiful. peaceful... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Repentigny, Canada
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NEW DELHI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I love cathedrals and this is one of the best I have ever visited! Very peaceful and good place to visit.

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Repentigny, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

You're not totally sure what to expect about it until you get inside the cathedral. Walls are massive, the ceiling is high and the stained glass windows are beautiful. peaceful quiet atmosphere while visiting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The outside is well maintained and the stone work has been cleaned recently. We arrived on a Sunday morning while a service was taking place, so were unable to thoroughly walk around. However, what we saw was amazing, especially the stained glass windows, which are coloured on the inside, but not the outside. They request no photography inside the church.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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28 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Cape Town isn't really known for its historic churches, but this one, although not too remarkable, should be seen. It's a nice church to stop and take a photo or two of or peek inside. It's hard to miss.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

The cathedral is interesting to visit but not particularly exceptional. It is close to the Parliament Buildings so a casual stroll in this area is worth taking. There are many shops in an adjacent outside mall so you can certainly spend a few hours seeing all of these things. The cathedral is important as Bishop Desmond Tutu practiced here. No... More 

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Despatch, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Very imposing. One stands in awe and with reverent silence. Parking was a problem but countered by its situation next to the Government Gardens

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This was well worth the visit in Cape Town. It was in walking distance from our hotel and had beautiful stained glass windows.

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Qingdao, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

After walking through the Cape Town City Gardens, St. Georges Cathedral was a pleasant sight. We stepped inside during the day when it was quiet and just sat and looked at the beautiful stain glass windows and enjoyed the architecture. Such a treat.

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

lovely church. Nobel prize holder " bishop Desmond Tutu " preaches in this cathedral, location is in the heart of cape town. all taxi drivers know where it is. spectacular glass colours combinations is seen at all windows. the area of the cathedral is very close to many tourist attractions, such as, the long street, the slave lodge, green market,... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The most beautiful stained glass you have ever seen. And the woodwork - amazing! And do not miss the spiraling pathway in the courtyard. It is an interesting and calming experience to walk it.

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