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“A must see” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Immaculate Conception Church

Immaculate Conception Church
Bourbon St, Castries, St. Lucia
758-452-2416
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Ranked #3 of 17 Attractions in Castries
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: One of the largest churches in the West Indies has some lovely frescoes.
Bowie, Maryland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“A must see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Don't miss the colorful artwork and stained glass windows it is beautiful inside !!!! Take your time to enjoy it .

Visited November 2012
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Arlington, Virginia
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“Impressive Afro-Carribean Church”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

This church completely captivated my attention. It is the largest church in the Caribbean with breathtaking afro-victorian architecture, beautiful ceiling, frescoes and other ornamentation. This is a "must" visit when in St. Lucia!

Visited October 2012
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Castries, St. Lucia
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“a beautiful place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

I would ask visitors to respect the beauty and tranquility of this church.Many of the pantings have been done by the well established and very talented St Omer family. It is a place of worship and is peaceful when all around you is confusion.

Visited September 2012
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Tampa, Florida
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“Beautiful vibrant murals”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

After having read several tour guides about what to see culturally in and around Castries, St. Lucia, the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception was at the top of my list. It is located in Derek Walcott Square. When entering church, the hubbub of the street outside falls silent. You don't need to be Christian to feel reverence for this worship space. There is a particularly poignant statue of the Pieta. Don't forget to look at the ceiling where there are also subdued paintings. The beautiful vibrant murals painted by Sir Dunstan St. Omer throughout the church are a national treasure. Visitors can show their appreciation by a donation.

Visited August 2012
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bristol
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“What a Splendor of a Church”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

Absolutely brilliant and breath taking afro-victorian architecture in the middle of the Caribbean. The Church is decorated with artful ceilings and ornaments. Dont miss the nightly mass if you are into catholicism.

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