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Catedral de Joinville - Sao Francisco Xavier

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Meeting God

It is a recent construction with many concepts of the encounter between God and man embedded in... read more

Reviewed March 16, 2016
Very beautifull

Nice to spend some hours there, taking photos. Near the shopping area. People are nice when you ask... read more

Reviewed November 12, 2014
britannia r
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Feb 15, 2019
“Unique Catholic Church”
May 5, 2017
“Uuuugly! Worlds Ugliest Church!”
Avenida Juscelino Kubitschek | Centro, Joinville, State of Santa Catarina 89201-100, Brazil
+55 (47) 3433-3459
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Reviewed February 15, 2019

If you are in the area, it is worth s look. What makes it unique is it's circular construction. I have never seen a church like it and hope I never see one again. If you are looking for a classical church - this ain't...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed May 5, 2017 via mobile

What were they thinking!!!! As a committed and practicing Roman Catholic with a great aesthetic and liturgical studies, This is a complete Worship disaster! ( go ahead and visit and you'll never criticize your own church wherever!) Sorry, Lord!

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

You can barely see it from the street, it's hidden among the city buildings. Also, it's ugly and lack maintenance outside. But if you go inside, you see a piece of art. It's a cathedral that dares to be modern, with exposed concrete. You feel...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed March 16, 2016

It is a recent construction with many concepts of the encounter between God and man embedded in their own structure. Go and see!

Date of experience: March 2016
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Reviewed September 11, 2015

This is certainly one of the main attractions in the city, it is a big church quite well maintained and worth visiting. Putting this church at the international level it would not be that important.

Date of experience: April 2015
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Reviewed November 12, 2014

Nice to spend some hours there, taking photos. Near the shopping area. People are nice when you ask about the city.

Date of experience: November 2014
1  Thank britannia r
Reviewed October 20, 2013

Modern, almost in front of Hotel Germania. beautifull. The windows are a show with different colours, the sun brights and it becames more colorfull.

Date of experience: October 2013
1  Thank Stephanie N
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