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Beautiful architecture

Loved revisiting the Cathedral. Lots of history for my family so it was a wonderful nostalgic walk... read more

Reviewed October 31, 2018
BarbzGriffith
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Richards Bay, South Africa
A bit of history and a huge Hurley community outreach

Was fortunate to have his Eminence Wilfrid Cardinal Napier give us a tour of the Cathedral and the... read more

Reviewed September 13, 2018
umziki
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Kloof, South Africa
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Reviewed October 31, 2018

Loved revisiting the Cathedral. Lots of history for my family so it was a wonderful nostalgic walk down memory lane. We also popped into the Archibishop Hurley Centre - so double whammy bonus

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 13, 2018

Was fortunate to have his Eminence Wilfrid Cardinal Napier give us a tour of the Cathedral and the the Dennis Hurley Centre. The history and significance of the items in the church were explained in detail. Its in the Durban CBD but it is safe...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank umziki
Reviewed August 22, 2018

The church is always open during the day to welcome any passerby who wish to come in to pray, the architectural structure in ancient and beautiful, the inside structure is amazing with beautiful stained glass windows.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sandanezwe
Reviewed July 11, 2017

The Roman Catholic Emmanuel Cathedral is an incredibly beautiful building, designed by South African architect Street Wilson, its cross carved out of Carrara marble all the way from Italy, a gift from the Empress Eugenie, wife of Napoleon III of France.The cathedral was built over...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Lisa C
Reviewed December 15, 2016

This is a lovely church and the inside has one of the best stations of the cross.This Catheral is well maintained and is next to the Dennis Hurley centre.Well worth a visit for all.

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed December 14, 2016

Always nice to get in for prayers when one travels it just blesses every other thing. Nice Big well looked after Roman Catholic Church

Date of experience: February 2016
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Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

During our visit to Durban we visit this church and it is amazing. The interior has figures in stone that counts Jesus story and it is very well maintained. The back of the church worths a visit too, because it has beautiful stone work.

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed November 7, 2016

I visited the church through my existing church.Lived in Durban all my life and being a Catholic have never visited the Cathedral.It was absolutely amazing and beautiful.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank sophia a
Reviewed July 14, 2016

Attended Mass on Saturday evening. Beautiful church and very friendly people. Enjoyed the priests homily. We were invited to take the offering up. Felt very at home.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Ann H
Reviewed May 24, 2016

I attended a Sunday mass on April 2nd. 2016. The English mass would be at 7:45 but I attended the 10 a.m. service mostly in IsiZulu. I was a stranger in the place so I got some stares. However, I witnessed a beautiful service and...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Eduardo F
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