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St. George's Cathedral

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Address: 5 Wale Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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+27 21 424 7360
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The first black archbishop of Cape Town, Desmond Tutu, used this Anglican...

The first black archbishop of Cape Town, Desmond Tutu, used this Anglican cathedral as a religious and political seat.

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The Cathedral of Desmond Tutu

St. George's Cathedral is in the centre of the old Cape Town. From outside the cathedral is not very impressive, but inside it is a beautiful church. We participated in the sung... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

St. George's Cathedral is in the centre of the old Cape Town. From outside the cathedral is not very impressive, but inside it is a beautiful church. We participated in the sung mass on a Sunday morning, and we felt the good experience to be part of a Christian community far away from our homeland. Their was a well singing... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I visited this cathedral and thought it was dark and a strange mixture of modern and old. Outside it looked attractive; inside it looked rather austere. There were few informational notices. Although entrance was free, there is a suggested voluntary donation of ~R100-150 which we thought was a lot. Worth about a 30 minute visit maximum.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When your fee is tired from walking and exploring Cape Town, taken time out to explore this historical Christian landmark. Do not miss the statue of the African Madonna carved from Mahoe wood and given by the Tate London Gallery . View and learn about the intricacies of the stone glass p[paintings at the back of the church towards the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While wandering on queens street we happened to walk across to I think wales street and that’s how we landed to St. Georges Cathedral. The architecture is magnificent. You be inside the cathedral or outside on the steps its very peaceful. The huge trees shading the steps attracted us to sit there watching people/vehicles passing.

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Fish Hoek, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

To get the most out of the Cathedral I would suggest you get a guide who knows about the place. There are lots of things you might miss. Make sure you visit on a day when there are no protests to the Provincial Offices or Parliament as the are round here is very popular for marches and demonstrations. Check up... More 

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Lewes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Church lit by beautiful stained glass windows. Magical to be in church where Desmond Tuto preached. Simple decoration somehow gives this church more value than others that are ornately decorated.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

This is one of Cape Town's most renowned sites - coming to Cape Town and not visiting/seeing SGC is like going to visit Paris and not going to Notre Dames ... the Cathedral is reflective of the city's very open history and inclusivity and gives the added spiritual side.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Went to 10 o' clock service on Christmas day, it was a fantastic service in three languages. Atmosphere was great!

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Somerset west
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Worth a visit, if you are looking for a place of quite solitude and worship away from the hussle and bussle of city life

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

A beautiful cathedral, mass twice daily, the choir performs every Sunday night @7pm. Most beautiful stain glass windows worth the visit. Donations needed to maintain!!

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