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Immaculate Conception Church

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Address: Bourbon St, Castries, St. Lucia
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+1 758-452-2416
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One of the largest churches in the West Indies has some lovely frescoes.

One of the largest churches in the West Indies has some lovely frescoes.

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Children's Mass on Sunday

Lovely church, very busy on that day with beautifully turned out locals and lots of children. The music was brilliant, the priest enthusiastic, the service started late and we... read more

Reviewed March 18, 2016
Jack W
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Reviewed March 18, 2016

Lovely church, very busy on that day with beautifully turned out locals and lots of children. The music was brilliant, the priest enthusiastic, the service started late and we had to leave before the end.

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Bourne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 17, 2016

We attended Mass here during our holiday at the nearby Rendezvous hotel. It is a large space but built of sheet metal with painted "trompe l'oieul" effects on the steel pillars to make them look like stone. there is no air conditioning and the only attempt at cooling is via the well intended but inadequate fans hung from the ceiling... More 

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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Reviewed March 9, 2016

We were able to attend a mass at this church and it was beautiful. The open air design of the church and the people inside it made it a truly unique experience.

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Thank Luke M
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 8, 2016

try to visit on Sunday and listen to Mass - even if you don't stay for the full service. you will find a full house and lots of beautifully dressed children and the singing is wonderful.

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Aptos, California
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Reviewed March 6, 2016

Can be easily walked to from a cruise ship. Lovely church with great murals on the inside that depict a broad range of topics. The openness of it and the architecture tells you that you're in the Caribbean.

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 5, 2016

A Catholic church with interesting fresco's around the walls and a wooden beamed ceiling. Worth visiting whilst shopping in Castries.

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Thank Richard S
Castries, St. Lucia
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Reviewed March 3, 2016

Beautiful historic church in the center of town. Lots of charm. Common choice for weddings. If you're attending a mass, be sure to have your shoulders covered or bring a shawl with you. It can get very hot though, although they have some fans, but you may want to bring a paper fan or parasol with you.

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Arlington, Texas
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Reviewed February 23, 2016

the ceiling and side walls have unbelievable original, local, very high quality art work that deserves restoring and preservation, sadly there is deterioration and some damage to a few wall murals, while the overall structure seems very sound and reliable {as in" she has good bones, but the skin is deteriorating").

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Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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Reviewed February 20, 2016

Nice, open and interesting church, worth a visit. Nice square bearby and other sites on walking distance. Parking can be difficult asit is right at the centre of the busy town and some Streets can feel a little bit unsafe, so take care.

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 14, 2016 via mobile

I understand that this is the only cathedral on the island and is capable of holding up to 2,000 people. Don't walk by it's a must see in this little island. This is a church different to any you will find in Europe. The architecture is mainly wood, the decor is bright and vibrant colours and the artistry is Caribbean.... More 

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