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Place Notre Dame, Papeete 98714, French Polynesia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The church is near the center of town. Not very far from the main Wharf. Lots of history to absorb inside the church. Beautiful windows.

Thank wayne m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This lovely church is situated right in Papeete and easy to access. Absolutely stunning stained glass windows and artworks within the church. Sit a while and enjoy it's beauty.

Thank Manydreamscometrue
Reviewed September 18, 2018

Quiet place in busy city center, good for Catholics for few moments of reverie during cheerful holidays period. Easy to access by walk, while visiting Papeete as there are not to many Catholic Churches opened all the time on the island.

Thank AnetaRa
Reviewed August 7, 2018

What a lovely Church in the centre of town and a haven for those wanting to sit and reflect. Amazing that it is the earliest Catholic Church in Tahiti.

Thank Barbara S
Reviewed August 2, 2018

Stepping into this lovely old cathedral was a step back in time, cool and quiet. Built in 1867 it retains the ambiance of many masses celebrated here. There is some recent artwork here as well. A mosaic of Jesus has thousands of tesserae to create...More

Thank Brenda A
Reviewed June 16, 2018 via mobile

This is an active cathedral, so although popping in as a tourist is very pleasant as it is so cool inside, it seems somewhat disrespectful to be wandering about as people are praying. The religious iconography is lovely though, as the style is Polynesian, so...More

Thank zuchinibee
Reviewed May 30, 2018 via mobile

This is arguably the smallest cathedral I have ever seen anywhere in the world : it is the size of a somewhat oversized chapel ! Anyway , have a look at the beautiful glass in the windows : awesome !

Thank kingofpeppange
Reviewed May 13, 2018

Compared to European cathedrals, this is more on the scale of a church. Easy to find in the center of Papeete and the door seems to always be open during the day. Sit and enjoy the quiet and the beauty of the stained glass windows.

Thank woolywombat
Reviewed May 1, 2018

Not as ostentatius as many Catholic cathedrals, a pretty building in one of the less unattractive parts of central Papeete. Catholicism is in a minority here, which may explain the understated nature of the facility.

Thank ChrisJS51
Reviewed April 19, 2018

Certainly not on the scale of your normal cathedral, but well worth a visit. The stain glassed windows are interesting and have the feel/style of Gauguin. Very much a working church with people coming/going and worshipping.

Thank A R H
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