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“Sticks Out!!!”

St. Mary's Basilica
Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Sticks Out!!!”
Reviewed February 28, 2013

One of Invercargill's iconic structures...The only Basillica standing in the South Island now that Christchurch's is destroyed.

As a kid I remember it sat in the middle of a huge concrete piazza square, a perfect four sided structure with it's mighty copper dome.

The reciently added entrance portico onto Tyne street, in my humble opinion, has totally ruinned it's neat look, but in Invercargills weather, a neccessity.

Still, one of NZ's best examples of spiritial architecture.

Visited May 2012
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English first
Invercargill, New Zealand
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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“Spiritual Architecture”
Reviewed January 7, 2013

Catholic church services, Need advice and guidance you will recieve good input and ongoing. Nice structure and close to shopping centre

Visited December 2012
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Invercargill
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34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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“Basilica invercargill”
Reviewed May 17, 2012

Beautiful Old Church only disppointment is the lovely old altar which was removed many years ago

Visited April 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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1,090 reviews
735 attraction reviews
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“A beautiful domed building”
Reviewed April 7, 2012

Another church in Invercargill that was closed when I went past, St. Mary’s was a beautiful and large building to the south of the Otepuni Gardens. A very impressive piece of architecture. At night it was spectacularly lit up in an assortment of bright colours. Certainly worth a quick look, and easily combined with a walk or picnic in the Otepuni Gardens.

Visited March 2012
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