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“take the free tour”

St. George's Cathedral
kingston
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34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“take the free tour”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

if you are in town, take the free tour - this is a beautiful piece of architecture and one steeped in history. The windows, pews and other art work are breathtaking and the tour guides are wonderful and funny.
Kingstonians are proud of their city and it shows in this tour.
Steps from Market Square

Visited June 2012
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Kingston, Canada
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288 reviews
48 attraction reviews
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“A fine building”
Reviewed December 7, 2012

St.George’s is a rectangular and stout building whose full extension is only visible from the two side streets along which it is built. The view from the east reveals the elaborate dome and the dynamic of the construction where a large pediment marks the transept area. The opposite side mirrors that pediment and tops the southwest side entrance. The entrance area features a porch enclosed by four massive Doric columns whose bases are sitting directly on low plinths. Their capitals are topped with a plain architrave and frieze, the cornice and pediment are decorated with large dentils. The shafts of the columns are plain and one can see the layers of stone cylinders piled up on one another. These features give the place a sense of entering a temple of God. St.George’s dome is decorated with sixteen Corinthian columns, each separated by an arch and it is topped with a lantern with eight small Corinthian columns, also separated by arches. It dominates the landscape by its imposing classical beauty. A walk to its north side reveals a well-demarked apse with eight stain glass windows. Inside, it's opulence! A visit is well worth your time!

Visited November 2012
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408 reviews
109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
“A Tour into History”
Reviewed October 18, 2012

Take a tour! A don't miss, beauty of a true Tiffany Window, architecture, breathtaking beauty and history comes alive, volunteer tour guides. Noontime music often in the summer, the bells ring and there is a small carilon! Artistic beauty in needlepoint surround the 3 altars, locally crafted over the years. A visit you will not want to miss!

Visited April 2012
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Dallas, Texas
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176 reviews
42 attraction reviews
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“Right across the street from the Four Points Hotel”
Reviewed October 10, 2012

I loved the sounds of the church bells ringing....it reminded me of growing up in Montreal. There is so much history in Kingston and the architecture is absolutely breathtaking.

Visited October 2012
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Kingston
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56 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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“Beautiful old Anglican Church”
Reviewed August 18, 2012

Volunteer guides add to this beautiful old church by telling about it's history and sharing folk tales which add some mystery. Well maintained building with beautiful stained glass.

Visited August 2012
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