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Fascinating!

St. Michel is a fascinating church, with mosaics in front and amazing carved columns that... read more

Reviewed 27 January 2018
EllenT116
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New York, NY
traditional carvings

worth seeing traditional painting and carvings on the church. except now a man with mental health... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2017
rosade
,
Rabat, Morocco
via mobile
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Distinguished by large wooden columns that were carved by a blind Gabonese man, L'Eglise St-Michel is an amazing sight that should not be missed.
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27 Jan 2018
“Fascinating!”
9 May 2017
“traditional carvings ”
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Libreville, Gabon
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Reviewed 27 January 2018

St. Michel is a fascinating church, with mosaics in front and amazing carved columns that illustrate Bible stories, and I'm told, local legends as well. It's a huge space, open to the air, of course, and manages to capture the local artistic style beautifully. Worth...More

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Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

worth seeing traditional painting and carvings on the church. except now a man with mental health issues is always at the church - he is quite aggressive. he doesn't like white people esp french. so do not go alone.

Thank rosade
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Reviewed 19 August 2016

Beautiful work of art, the whole building reflects african art and traditions at its best. The wood columns around the church contain scenes from christian gospels. We got to see a mass celebration and is a must see if possible (please do it respectfully!) they...More

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Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Very impressive church wide open in the back. The columns in the front entrance are entirely sculpted with life being scenarios. It's higher ceiling make it well ventilated. What is uncommon is the sort of amphitheater at the back to allow people follow the prayers...More

Thank Bibi d
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Reviewed 10 April 2016

The design is very simple. However, every inch of the church is extremely detailed. I personally enjoyed the visit.

Thank Alvin B
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Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

Very unique wood work. Each column tells/explains bible verse. There is one for creation, Adam and Eve, Tower of Babel, and etc. Very interesting to check out each carving.

Thank Samuel C
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Reviewed 13 April 2015

Reputation as a must visit attraction in Libreville is well deserved. Excellent woodwork in the church, lots of details of the observant traveller, stories, people and myths from the christian mythology come alive in this church.

Thank Ameya V
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Reviewed 18 January 2012

The woodwork of this church is a must for tourist. It is not at all a tourist trap. The surroundings are however not impressive.

2  Thank Micha H
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