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Cathedrale du Souvenir Africain de Dakar

Boulevard de la Republique, Dakar 12500, Senegal
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Beautiful, worth a visit for the ceiling art and music on Sundays and feast days

a landmark for the Catholic population, with a large mixed chorus, Senegalese instruments, and a... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2018
jpib
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San Diego
Beautiful catholic cathedral serving Dakar

This beautiful but simple Catholic cathedral is worth a quick visit. It has a beautiful painted... read more

Reviewed 25 March 2018
chgotrvlr71
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Chicago, IL, USA
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  • Excellent36%
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  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
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“art deco” (2 reviews)
“worth a visit” (2 reviews)
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Boulevard de la Republique, Dakar 12500, Senegal
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"beautiful church"
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"pray"
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"angels"
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"facade"
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"statues"
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"victorians"
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

a landmark for the Catholic population, with a large mixed chorus, Senegalese instruments, and a large European organ.

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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

This beautiful but simple Catholic cathedral is worth a quick visit. It has a beautiful painted dome inside and its simplicity is part of its beauty.

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Reviewed 24 March 2018

I was so excited to visit this church. I stopped here on my trip to pray and reflect. The doors were wide open and I love that, a church should try to always have the doors open and be welcoming. And I felt very welcomed....More

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Reviewed 24 February 2018

This is an architecturally modernist mosque, that is as impressive in person as it is in photographs.

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Reviewed 11 January 2018

On my way to the statue of the African renaissance I politely asked my taxi driver to stop in front and I just watch for few minutes and moved on. Technically I did not visit but I liked the atmosphere outside.

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Reviewed 5 January 2018

You should definitely visit the Cathedral and attend mass in the Cathedral if you're a fan of beautiful churches.

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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Cathedral location is in the Dakar city center. If you come to Dakar like tourist, you can visite there

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

The Church is a gem by it self and the masses they give on Sunday mornings a must for every one interested in church music.

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Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

My second time to Dakar as a stop over by boat I'm from Africa cape town and been to various African cities but Dakar remains the THE PITS Was going to use a stronger word I do quad bike enduros and follow the Paris Dakar...More

Thank Peter J
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

This cathedral built by the French in 1936 is a very interesting example of art deco combined with African architecture. The four angles on the front are clearly Africans, but also clearly art deco. The inside is also interesting, but quickly viewed. Pope John Paul...More

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