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St. Dunstan's Basilica

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Address: 45 Great George St | Charlottetown, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 4K1, Canada
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+1 902-894-3486
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 12:00
13:00 - 16:00

This is a beautiful old cathedral located in the heart of the city. It's...

This is a beautiful old cathedral located in the heart of the city. It's over 100 years old.

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Great building

Amazed architecture with such a large edifice. I absolutely loved walking around in it.It was spacious to say the least.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Mark B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazed architecture with such a large edifice. I absolutely loved walking around in it.It was spacious to say the least.

Thank Mark B
Amherst, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After visiting several amazing European cathedrals, it was interesting to see St. Dunstan's as it is a lovely, scaled down version. We did not tour too deeply as there were prayers we did not want to disturb but I would certainly recommend doing so when the schedule permits.

Thank Paul C
Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

This basilica is located on the walking town for the town. It is very nice old church. Maintenance and beautiful. KOne item of interest was the sigh said that cell phones were not permitted as were in-line skates!

Thank Norb W
Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Every time I bring someone to Charlottetown I cannot avoid a visit to the Basilica. It is an amazing structure full of history in one of the most historic neighbourhoods in Canada. Great George Street has beautiful rustic lantern style Street lamps with beautiful hanging flower baskets leading to the legislative building where PEI received its name the cradle of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

This is my home parish now & for a number of years, but I'm reviewing it not so much as a review but as a method of sharing an exquisitely beautiful cathedral. Open daily, I attend Mass here on weekdays when I may (@ 12:05) and am a regular at the 5 o'clock on Sunday where the music will absolutely... More 

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Toms River
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

If you enjoy visiting various houses of worship as we do, then I would say that this church deserves your attention. Although it is not the most ornate church that we have come across it is both pleasing to the eye and soul.

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Crossville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

We had talked to a local couple that were eating at the Olde Dublin Pub, who were going to a wedding. As we walked by St. Dunstan's Basilica, we saw them come out. With a wedding going on we did not go inside. This was the Jubilee Year of Mercy and St. Dunstan's Basilica had the Holy Door.

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Having visted Gastonbury in England last year I was fascinated to find such a magnificent cathedral honouring this modest monk who rose to become the Arch Bishop of Canterbury...one of a long line canonized by the Roman Catholic Church. Today we think of Canterbury more in terms of the Anglican Communion making this place even more interesting. The building itself... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Went to Sunday mass, bonus was the great architecture in well kept parish and pipe organ played well with soloist

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Lovely Basilica and not busy when we visited. Some very interesting stain glass windows - some traditional, but some more modern styles which almost seemed out of place. Free entry, but obviously donations are welcome.

Thank gvl62

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