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Basilique-Cathedrale de Saint Boniface

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Neighborhood: Central St. Boniface
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Address: 190, avenue de la Cathedrale 190, avenue de la Cathedrale, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 0H7, Canada
Phone Number: (204) 233-7304

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Notable Historic Spot

This site has a ruin of a once great Cathedral (sadly burned down accidentally in 1968) and a modern Catholic church within the ruins. It is an interesting juxtaposition of old... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Joseph W
Noblesville, Indiana, USA
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice facade remaining after a fire but nothing particularly exciting for me - took all of about 5 mins New cathedral was locked do couldn't get in to see it

Thank annemn245
Noblesville, Indiana, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This site has a ruin of a once great Cathedral (sadly burned down accidentally in 1968) and a modern Catholic church within the ruins. It is an interesting juxtaposition of old and new.

Thank Joseph W
Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the ruins of a cathedral, a cemetery, and Louis Riel's burial site. All make for an interesting look into Canadian history. it's a very worthwhile walk from downtown. Very well kept - very informative.

Thank Nick D
Orillia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Breath taking structure.Under slow restoration. Gardens with historic tombstones - some toppling over. Nicely laid out grounds.

Thank George W
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came for mostly the very old cemetery - to see the Louis Riel gravesite - but seeing the ruins was really great too. The whole area almost has a park feel, despite the fact you are surrounded by tombstones. We like cemeteries, so that was okay. Very clean ruins with lots of beautiful stone. The only drawback was that... More 

Thank LauriH44
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wandering in and around the basilica is very peaceful, many headstones are so old that they can't be read. Nice piece of history to enjoy for an evening stroll.

Thank DonLynski
Columbia, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

--if you like ruins, which I do -- this is the facade and exterior walls of a 1906 cathedral which burned in 1968, carefully cleaned up, propped up and restored. Incredibly photogenic. What is it about ruins in the midst of a modern bustling city? Intimations of our own mortality, perhaps?

Thank neal f
Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although the Cathedral has only the from door left, you can visit the main hall of this church after a 1 min walk from the front entrance. Not sure of those bells on the front wall are still working, but it is a really calm and comfortable place for visiting.

Thank Elizabeth L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Louis Riel's Metis leader grave on site along with other historical figures. Mary other sites and attractions in the area.

Thank David S
Lenexa, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Intriguing way to save the old and yet make it new. It had some of the most interesting modern stained glass I have seen in a church and easy walk from the Human Rights Museum.

Thank djfp

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