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St. George's Cathedral

312 Reviews

St. George's Cathedral

312 Reviews
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adalbert3 wrote a review Apr 2020
Newport Beach, California5 365 contributions276 helpful votes
Anglican Cathedral located at the end of the Company Gardens, it is certainly worth taking a few moments to walk through---they offer info for self-guided tours at the end of the main aisle. Former Archbishop Desmond Tutu was internationally known for leading an activist anti-apartheid movement from here--many recognize the Cathedral as a symbol of democracy. The stained glass windows are lovely and it is interesting to know that the Cathedral is still a work in progress. There is a jazz restaurant in the crypt named "The Crypt" that jazz enthusiasts recommended. Right across the street in St. George's Mall across from the Mandela Rhodes Foundation is a portion of the Berlin Wall. Check out my photos for more details.
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Date of experience: February 2020
vanrensburgelna wrote a review Feb 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa17 contributions
A beautiful building but so sorry to see how streetsleepers and people who just do not through their rubbish into dustbins , that is provided, has run down this landmark
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Date of experience: January 2020
Nicholas H wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom20 637 contributions883 helpful votes
This is the second church on this site, replacing one built in 1834. The Boer War interrupted construction, which dragged on for several decades after the foundation stone was laid on 1901. It’s best known for the prominent role it played as the centre for protest against the policy of Apartheid, led by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. It’s a ‘must visit’ site if you’re in Cape Town. There is also a jazz club in the crypt.
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Date of experience: January 2020
mandr268 wrote a review Jan 2020
Westport, Ireland910 contributions304 helpful votes
this is a great cathedral to visit, lots to see and history to remember, we felt it was a very special place
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Elisabeth wrote a review Jan 2020
United Kingdom31 contributions26 helpful votes
A lovely church that during apartheid was only one of few that accepted a diverse congregation. Worth a visit.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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