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Address: Farquhar Street | intersection with Love Lane, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
Phone Number:
+60 4-261 0088

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With an outdoor shrine for Virgin Mary

With a small shrine for Virgin Mary on its front grounds, this is a regular-but-not-memorable church (to put it as such) with just a "modest interior" (no glittering altar faces... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2017
Myo M
Coquitlam, Canada

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Coquitlam, Canada
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427 reviews
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Reviewed 29 March 2017

With a small shrine for Virgin Mary on its front grounds, this is a regular-but-not-memorable church (to put it as such) with just a "modest interior" (no glittering altar faces & such like the interiors of some grand cathedrals that I've been to such as Basilique Cathedrale in Old City Quebec & Se Cathedral in Old Goa), but there are... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

One of the older Catholic houses of worship in the region, the cathedral is built in an interesting melange of styles with a British colonial base of sorts. And it features an old organ in a space that has acoustics built-in. It is being renovated at the moment, but if you can, do drop by, on your way to or... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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913 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 536 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

If you're around this area, please feel free to drop by and say a little prayer and see the beautiful architectural!

1 Thank joanadventure
Toulouse, France
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223 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

I visited this lovely church 24 years ago. It’s called the "Church of the Assumption” and is NOT a cathedral. It is in the middle of being gutted right now. Rennovation is going to be a long-term project. I've been walking past it now for two months and you can see very little from the outside. This small church is... More 

1 Thank dubaijournal
Pampanga Province, Philippines
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016

The place is in various states renovation, don't waste your time. Still advertised in the tourist brochures but unfortunaley not worth the effort.

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Kajang, Malaysia
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

interesting old church -interesting cos it was bulti by Cptn Francis Light when he arrived in Penang and cos it had a century old pipe organ which was recently repaired and restored.

Thank sudhasivadas
Basrah, Iraq
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

This Cathedral is a nice place to visit even for 10 minutes, it has nice architecture from outside , simple design from inside. So you dont have to spent long time here but take a walk around it while you walk through the city.

Thank Kudama A
Melbourne, Australia
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375 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

This is supposed to be a very old cathedral.the building is magnificent.just took a photo . Maybe could go inside if it was a Sunday.

Thank jainneha
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20 reviews
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Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Went to mass there at 10am service. Pleasant experience . All in English The building itself has a history and is the part of old Georgetown. The congregation apart from us three Australians seem to be local Chinese and Indians. All in all a prayer and spiritual boost on our trip

Thank John S
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Its a beautiful church to get married or photoshoot..Lighting at nite is gorgeous. The choir singing can be heard from outside and the lush green surrounds the church was just beautiful even smack right in city centre

1 Thank Eva P

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