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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What an experience. Also had a local to share the experience. It stood in the spot where Michelle Obama gave her speech in 2011 on Women's Empowerment. A must visit!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Lucinda T
Reviewed August 19, 2019

We weren’t really sure what to expect here as there’s a pretty mundane exterior to this church. But get inside and listen to one of the guides tell the stories and show you where key events happened and it becomes an incredibly inspiring place. You’ll...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed August 1, 2019 via mobile

It is the largest Roman Catholic church in South Africa. It is located in Rockville, Soweto. It is often referred to as "the people's church". My family of 4 took a guided tour of this church. The guide was knowledgeable and informative. The church is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed June 9, 2019

As part of our full day private tour of Johannesburg & Soweto, we thoroughly enjoyed this Catholic church that played an important role in the history of anti-Apartheid movement. It was a sanctuary to many fleeing the violence of the police. To this day, bullet...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 26, 2019

Stopped her while visiting Soweto, very graciously welcomed by proud keeper of the property, helps you understand the history in a provocative manner

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed April 16, 2019

Visit Soweto and see this church which became ground zero for the anti-apartheid uprisings--a sanctuary that still carries its bullet holes with pride.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed March 18, 2019

We all enjoyed this stop. The guide at Regina Mundi made the day - he was funny and super engaging with our kids. The history of the church, the bullet hole from both inside and outside the church and the list of famous folks who...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Globetrottingfive
Reviewed January 13, 2019

This small and modest Catholic church has seen much love and light and deep despair and sorrow. Guests from the Clintons, Obamas, Desmond Tutu, Winnie and Nelson Mandela among others have graced its doors and spoken passionately about the human spirit and capacity for love...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 4, 2019 via mobile

This is worth a stop more from a historical than architectural perspective. Don't miss the photo exhibit upstairs.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank TASunde
Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

The History of this church is so rich. Thinking of the bullet wholes jn rhe roof and how he father tried to protect the children during 1976.

Date of experience: October 2018
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