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St. George's Cathedral

5 Wale Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
021-424-7360
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Type: Religious Sites
Description: The first black archbishop of Cape Town, Desmond Tutu, used this Anglican cathedral as a religious and political seat.
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Qingdao, China
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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139 reviews 139 reviews
100 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Annandale, Virginia
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92 reviews 92 reviews
68 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

This church was started in 1675. In 1644 Organ music was banned in the church but in 1804 the organ was rebuilt and songs were heard again. The cathedral organ, with over 3000 piles is the third largest in South Africa. Bishop Desmond Tutu preaches here and Nelson Mandela has been in the church. the stained glass windows and the... More

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Gurgaon, India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Very near to the one of the best accommodations in Cape Town (The Taj). An hour of slow walk through the company gardens into the St Georges will fill you with freshness. The magnificent beauty of the church with wonderful stories knit into its sculptures and walls will keep you involved. Although one can't spend a great deal of time... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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148 reviews 148 reviews
45 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

St George's Anglican Cathedral is a beautiful busing in Central Cape Town & is so well worth a visit whether for worship on Sunday morning or at any time to visit or pray. This church was a pivotal point in the struggle years when apartheid was at it's height & most pernicious. The world famous Archbishop (Emeritus) Desmond Tutu was... More

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Saratoga, California
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88 reviews 88 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014 via mobile

I was very excited to see the cathedral, however it was hard to find and i was very underwhelmed. if you have a short amount of time, i'd recommend skipping this

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

The cathedral is just absolutely gorgeous and definitely worth a stop to see! The stain glass windows and organ are just something you don't see anymore, and St George's reminds you of the true beauty the churches of this world have

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London, England, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
32 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

The cathedral stands close to Parliament and from there protest marches have assembled, In the crypt there is an interesting and moving free exhibition about this. The cathedral organ is one of the finest in the Southern hemisphere and there is a lively church life.

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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

Attended morning service 9.30 communion to pace the peace with people of all races and creeds as an equal in South Africa was humbling and wonderful. To sing a hymn in English at the same time as others around me sang in Africans and Zulu was a truly moving. I would recommend this to anyone wishing to share multicultural faith.

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