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beautiful church. simple ceremony, and seems like a very warm uncomplicated community. I do... read more

Reviewed June 18, 2018
Pamela L
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St. Joseph’s Cathedral is a Roman Catholic Church in the Baghani area of Stone Town in Carhedral... read more

Reviewed February 17, 2017
Multan, Pakistan
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This 1987 Romanesque cathedral’s stately spires can be seen from the sea as you approach Stone Town.
Stone Town, Tanzania
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Reviewed December 1, 2018

We are Catholic and so the primary reason for our visiting the Church was to worship at Sunday Mass. Having said that, it is a beautiful church and the tiled floor is I think especially worthy of mention. 7am Mass is in English and 9am...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jazulu
Reviewed June 18, 2018

beautiful church. simple ceremony, and seems like a very warm uncomplicated community. I do beleive i have found my church while in Stone town. It felt like home.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Pamela L
Reviewed May 14, 2018

The church is located in midst of stone town mazes, with an ambiance of an old Arabic culture, friendly neighborhood, just scenic for day time photography.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank mwasapi
Reviewed December 29, 2017

This catholic cathedral is tucked away down the labyrinth of narrow streets in Stone Town. It is difficult to find but worth visiting. It is magnificent and was built by the French by the same architects who built Marseilles Notre Dame Basilica. The twin spires...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank GordonW318
Reviewed February 17, 2017

St. Joseph’s Cathedral is a Roman Catholic Church in the Baghani area of Stone Town in Carhedral Street. It is an important historical building which was built by French missionaries between 1893 and 1898. Its twin spires are similar to those of Marseille’s church. The...More

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank Tassaduqhussain51
Reviewed December 9, 2016

St Joseph's Cathedral Church is a historic attraction in the heart of Stone Town. The narrow streets are lined by rows of shops selling artifacts, textiles, paintings,jewelry, fruits. I was surprised that many people do not know of this church. There were no visitors except...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Reviewed May 7, 2016

I attended the 9am mass, which is in Kiswahili. The unexpected part is that the mass took two hours; it seemed this is the normal routine, so if you are going to the 9am, plan for that. But staying the full two hours is so...More

Date of experience: May 2016
2  Thank ColleenSreya
Reviewed June 2, 2015 via mobile

This was a beautiful old church, unfortunately we were not able to go inside. The exterior was very pretty and the history related to us by the guide was fascinating.

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank AtlanticTyger
Reviewed November 2, 2014

The mass times on Sunday for this church are: 1) 7:00am 2) 9:00am 3) 4:30pm The mass at 9:00am (which I attended) was conducted in Kiswahili. Not sure about the other times.

Date of experience: November 2014
21  Thank SRI P
Reviewed August 21, 2013

We were wondering around Stone Town and stumbled across St. Joseph's Church. It took us a bit to find the entrance since the regular front entrench was locked, but once we figured out how to get in - it was great! We walked around the...More

Date of experience: July 2013
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Yes there are two English mass each Sunday the first one starts at 0830 and the second at 1145 Personal opinion: The first one is better