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Cathedrale Notre Dame de Cap Haitien

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Cathedrale Notre Dame de Cap Haitien

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Explore Haiti’s capital, Port au Prince, on a 6-hour private sightseeing tour. Discover how Haiti has rebuilt after the devastating 2010 earthquake as you visit landmarks such as the ruins of the National Palace and Cathedral, the National Museum to learn about the history of the country, the Papillon Market, and much more. Then enjoy 360-degree views of the city and the Caribbean Sea from the Observatoire.
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Misterdave R. wrote a review Apr. 2020
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I want to a rectify a thing it was in 2012 ,It was a nice camping during this journey ,i swam ,ran, played soccer ,visited many places like Fortress, old churches and big caves like the different beaches in Labadie,it was nice,that 's too bad i have any pics with me to show the staff and during i was in Suriname i was at Powaka ,this is also a famous place but it was just one day really different than the centre of Cap.i hope one day i will get enough means to do again a trip in another place maybe inside Suriname ,why not? In sum,i encourage all people after this crisis if they can, to try to do one because that will help you to extend your knowledge about cultures,values of others,but also learn you from them , to acquire more skills to understand the mentality of peoples also To not judge by emotions.anyway To many words i wish you the best for the rest. . See you and success !!!!
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Date of experience: April 2020
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Andrew M wrote a review Jan. 2020
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The Notre Dame Cathedral is the main attraction in Cap Hatien. The architecture is colonial from the times of French occupation. The building is painted white with peach columns and yellow border highlights. The portico over the main double door entrance has a coat of arms on it. On either side of the main entrance are side doors, above which are sculptures. There are bell towers on either end of the building which have brown roofs. Below the bell tower area on the left is a clock, and on the right, a cross. At the rear of the church, in a central position, is a large dome which has a cross atop. On entering the church, you will first notice the stained glass designs over the doors. At either end of the church, near to the entrance are beautiful murals with a yellow border. The white colour with yellow borders is constant throughout the interior of the church. There is a cross below the dome, which is also where the altar is located. The many wooden pews were also impressive, and matched the wooden ceiling. There were quite a few stained glass windows on either side of the church. The church is approximately 2,000 m2, and can hold an estimated 2,500 persons when full. The church opens at 5:30 am, and has weekday services at 6:00 am. On Saturday, there is a 5:00 pm service. On Sunday, service times are 6:00 am, 8:00 am, 9:30 am and 5:00 pm. Confessions are held daily at 6:45 am, except for Thursday and Sunday. The first wooden church was built in about 1680, but was burnt down in 1691. A second wooden church was quickly rebuilt, but also burnt down a few years later in 1695. The following year, another wooden church was built. This church underwent extensive improvements in 1710. The stone construction began in 1715, and was completed three (3) years later. In 1748, the stone structure was extended, but this was not completed until 1774. This building was severely damaged during the battle for independence in 1803, when most of the buildings in the town were totally destroyed. In 1842, a major earthquake destroyed the remnants of the structure. The current structure is as a result of rebuilding efforts in 1861. It was extensively restored in 1942, to recognise the 100th anniversary of the earthquake. This attraction is a must see in town, and the cathedral square opposite has an interesting history, and hosts monuments to Dessalines and Boukman. The Nord administration building and nearby Henri Christophe University, have busts of King Henri Christophe.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Mikab0nita wrote a review Jul. 2018
Oakland, California45 contributions13 helpful votes
It was under construction when I went but still work making your rounds past. The park area is still full of people just hanging out and it’s a very nice space
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Date of experience: May 2018
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Tony L wrote a review Dec. 2017
Tarpon Springs, Florida349 contributions265 helpful votes
Sadly we were unable to see the interior as the entire building is closed off to the public as the reconstruction is taking place. However the children in the adjoining square were all anxious to practice their English and have pictures taken with them.
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Date of experience: December 2017
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Adrian K wrote a review Jul. 2017
Warsaw, Poland251 contributions47 helpful votes
Catherdrale Notre Dame is a charming historic building, at the moment is being renovated so it's impossible to visit. It stands in a historic green square (there are only few in town) in the very center. It's nice to look at the church from the benches surrounded by palm trees.
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Date of experience: July 2017
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