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“The Cathedral of Castries......inspiring !!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Immaculate Conception Church

Immaculate Conception Church
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St Lucia Highlights Tour
Ranked #4 of 49 things to do in Castries
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Owner description: One of the largest churches in the West Indies has some lovely frescoes.
Gros Islet, St. Lucia
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“The Cathedral of Castries......inspiring !!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2012

This Roman Catholic Church got renamed a few years ago and is now more popularly known as the Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception. Although the foundation of the present structure was laid in 1894, the church was solemnly blessed by Archbishop Flood on May 11 1899. The Basilica dominates the landscape of the city of Castries, with it's main portals of entry for worship located on Micoud Street, next to the Derek Walcott Square, and is the largest Roman Catholic church in the Caribbean......paintings on the glass windows and walls of the church by a renowned local artist, Dunstan St Omer makes this amazing piece of architecture a must see !!

Visited April 2012
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Castries, Castries, St. Lucia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“History”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2012

Historic bldgs are the mainstay of most tourist experiences, this is a must see. The only building to survive a fire in 1948 which leveled the city of Castries.

Visited July 2012
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Birchington, United Kingdom
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“Local Church”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2012

Very relaxing, peacefull and a place to talk to the locals who are very friendly

Visited September 2011
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Castries, Castries, St. Lucia
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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2012

Nice vintage Cathedral smack in the middle of the city of Castries. Tells much about the colonial history of the country as you can witness various marble inscriptions dating as far back as the 1900's some in french and some in english as the island was ruled both by the english and french several different times.

Visited April 2012
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Waterville, Maine
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“Cathedral in Castries”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2012

Not well maintained; uninteresting archtecturally.

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