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One of the largest churches in the West Indies has some lovely frescoes.
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Bourbon St, Castries, St. Lucia
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Reviewed January 13, 2019

I guess that I have been spoiled having seen many major attractions around the world, and as these go, the Church is barely worth a glance, however as you wander around the place you have to recognise that, given the location, this is in fact...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed January 7, 2019

We stopped at Saint Lucia during a Holiday Cruise. The island is part of the West Indies and is located in the Eastern Caribbean Sea with a population of 165,000 people. Its capital is Castries. The French were the island's first European settlers and signed...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed January 4, 2019

Beautiful church and you are allowed to take pictures as long as it's not during mass. They do have mass available for three different times on Sundays.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Janette P
Reviewed January 2, 2019

The Basilica is undergoing extensive restoration. If you get off your cruise ship next to Castries Market the Basilica is about a 5 to 10 minute walk. At the corner of Micoud and Laborie .

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank 480gordons
Reviewed December 23, 2018

Easy walk to the church from the main cruise ship dock in Castries. Near the farmers market and the well tended Derek Walcott square,

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 20, 2018

loved this cathredral various pictures stained glass windows good feel about it advent candles picturesque

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sal46
Reviewed December 10, 2018

We were here five years ago so when our cruise ship docked in Castries on Sunday this is the first place we thought about. We took the ferry over and walked to the church and arrived in time for the 10:30 mass.It was a beautiful...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Richard F
Reviewed November 27, 2018 via mobile

Right in downtown this beautiful old church with paintings on the walls and ceilings and ornate symbols, a short walk from the cruise port, although I am not catholic this was a interesting and architectural old building with lots of history.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank bheath1461
Reviewed November 23, 2018

The cathedral is worth visiting whilst in Castries. The painted biblical scenes were beautiful and there is a lovely old tree in the square outside.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank K932UPlindae
Reviewed November 9, 2018

We went on the Castries shopping tour trip and we were taken to this lovely old church in Castries the paintings and artwork inside are really colourful and beautiful it is the oldest church in St Lucia and is used every day

Date of experience: November 2018
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SHARONANDRUSSELL
June 30, 2018|
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Response from Gail M | Reviewed this property |
Masses tad longer than parish Masses. Do not wear shorts and T's. Nice slacks (no ties necessary) for men. Nice attire for women.
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Sylvanus L
February 16, 2017|
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Response from kristinasouth | Reviewed this property |
The Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, located in Derek Walcott Square, Castries,[2] Saint Lucia, is the seat of the Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Castries, currently Robert Rivas. The... More
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TexasBubbaTexas
December 18, 2016|
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Hi there, The beautiful cathedral is downtown Castries, your ship is berthing in Pointe Seraphine cruise ship terminal. Mass time is from 8am to 10am. You'll be landing around 8am. Easiest and safest way is to take a taxi... More
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Gudrun P
Vancouver
Is this too much in one day? (6 Replies)
Good morning! Hoping again to get an opinion from local experts. Wondering if this is too much in one day. Our ship is in port from 8 - 3 and we'd want to be back by 2pm. From the ship we will walk over to Castries Market for a browse and walk over to the Immaculate Conception Church. We'd then like to hop in a taxi and go to Pigeon Island to see the views, spend some time on the beach and have some lunch before heading back to the ship. What do you think? Thanks!
January 19, 2013|
Response fromCReed006|
You could probably pull that off pretty easy, depending on how long you spend by the craft/spice/food market. You may want to go by the cathedral first, then over to the craft market - it will be easier to catch a taxi there. Taxi will be about $35US one way and a minimum of 30 minutes drive - leave at least 45 for getting back to the ship - there is only 1 raod and it can get quite congested, especially if there is more than one ship in port. Personally - I would skip the church portion -...More
scubamomof3texas
Southlake
Mass times (4 Replies)
Does anyone know if the Immaculate Conception Church in Castries has a Saturday night Mass? If so, what time? I am having trouble with their web site. Thanks!
July 31, 2016|
Response fromscubamomof3texas|
Thanks! Too bad there's not a Saturday evening Mass.
bengalitraveller
London, United Kingdom
Middle of May sightseeing dilemma (7 Replies)
Hi all -1st timer to St Lucia visiting from 13 May for a week on my own. Staying at Body Holiday. Really looking forward to all the activities and spa treatments. However, concerned that I don't leave the resort gates! I realised afterwards that I arrive the day after the Jazz festival ends and leave just before the carnival begins. Boo - bad timing! Would have enjoyed both, but such is life. Anyone got ideas for a one-day sightseeing trip to cover the "must-see" tick lists. Things that...More
March 03, 2013|
Response fromBigSteve_8|
Hi, You can get a one day land only or land/sea(better IMO) trip that covers all the sights. The Hotel will offer it, or try www,serenitytvl.com who are based nearby so a good option. Their web site shows all the tours. There are other operators, probably equally good but Serenity have always been excellent for us. I suggest you wait until you get to SL beore you book anything because being single you may pal up with somebody and do the tour together. Re the street party Gros Islet is...More