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we arrived just as the daily prayer began and we witnessed some of the loveliest singing by the people praying themselves.
the church itself is interesting with some local motifs embedded like the 2 guardsman guarding the enterence
This cathedral is very "out of place" - not to be imagined on a South Pacific isle! It is a lovely large church not too far from the cruise docking area (possibly 15-minutes walk). The exterior is beautiful, but the interior is light, airy, and...More
While on cruise this one of our ports to visit Nuku Hiva. We had read about the cathedral and decided it had to be a “must see”. So happy we were fortunate to be there and see this wonderful peaceful and be able to pray...More
A short distance from the Nuku Hiva harbor is the Notre Dame Cathedral. Although this is a relatively new structure the surroundings are beautiful and the carvings inside are classic Marquean. Wheelchair accessible.
Do not miss this gem! It is a new church, built by Maquesan people. Light floods the place and illuminates the wooden figures that represent Christian saints with Marquesan faces, very impressive. Do not forget to admire the flower stones under the font. They are...More