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Cathedral of St Michael and St George

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Address: High and Hill Streets, Grahamstown, South Africa
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This stately cathedral’s prominent tower dominates High Street.

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Simple and peaceful

We were her to song a concert on our choral tour of the Eastern Capr, with no idea whether anyone other than our 7 friends and family would attend our performance of Stainer's... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
JandLillyn
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were her to song a concert on our choral tour of the Eastern Capr, with no idea whether anyone other than our 7 friends and family would attend our performance of Stainer's Crucifixion on Easter Saturday. We were delighted to have an audience of almost a hundred, and were made very welcome by all. Not a cathedral of enormous... More 

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Grahamstown, South Africa
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is amazing and definitely a must when visiting Grahamstown. Situated in the center of town. Majestic and old. When entering the building one is amazed at the tranquility and decor.

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Africa
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Pretty church, beautiful inside. Centre of town and an identifying feature of Grahamston. Wouldn't come just for this though :)

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Grahamstown, South Africa
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4 reviews
Reviewed 17 January 2017

An interesting insight into the Christian faith in relation to South African history and particularly British settler history. Best experienced with a knowledgeable guide. Despite the ancient human history of Southern Africa (anecdotal myth supplemented by modern scientific study), European visitors need to appreciate that South African recorded history spans a very limited period compared to the recorded written histories... More 

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Broomfield, Colorado
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114 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Not crowded. A place to go to still your emotions and quiet the mind. The architecture is to be explored and looked at in detail which will provide you with so much appreciation for those that built it, donated resources and energy to provide a community a place to gather and provide hope.

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Rivonia, Gauteng, South Africa
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112 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 383 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

A most awesome cathedral of it's time, built under challenging circumstances in every respect. A warm and hospitable father presides over this congregation who I spent a pleasant half hour in converstation with in the coffee shop.

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51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Absolutely stunning. .. so much to see and so beautiful and peaceful inside. ..the attention to detail and craftsmanship is amazing... it's definately a must see on a visit to Grahamstown

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Grahamstown, South Africa
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016

Our school always made us go to a service at the cathedral once a year. I was never very religious and hated going to services but the cathedral was rather special. I enjoyed just looking at the beautiful inside of this building and the amazing architecture.

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

This cathedral right in the town centre has do much to offer - The history in the building of it, the religious significance of the building over the years, the fossils imbedded in the columns and the beauty of the building. You will not be disappointed if you pop in for a visit.

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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322 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 536 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2016

Do yourself a favour and visit this wonderful place of worship and savour the peace and calm as you enter through the doors. There is a glorious quality to the light which streams in through the clerestory stained glass windows on either side of the nave. An ornately carved rood screen separates the nave from the chancel - the typical... More 

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