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Cathedral of St Michael and St George

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Address: High and Hill Streets, Grahamstown, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 46 622 2445
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This stately cathedral’s prominent tower dominates High Street.

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Historic cathedral

A most awesome cathedral of it's time, built under challenging circumstances in every respect. A warm and hospitable father presides over this congregation who I spent a pleasant... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 August 2016
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Rivonia, Gauteng, South Africa
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Rivonia, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

A most awesome cathedral of it's time, built under challenging circumstances in every respect. A warm and hospitable father presides over this congregation who I spent a pleasant half hour in converstation with in the coffee shop.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Absolutely stunning. .. so much to see and so beautiful and peaceful inside. ..the attention to detail and craftsmanship is amazing... it's definately a must see on a visit to Grahamstown

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Grahamstown, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

Our school always made us go to a service at the cathedral once a year. I was never very religious and hated going to services but the cathedral was rather special. I enjoyed just looking at the beautiful inside of this building and the amazing architecture.

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

This cathedral right in the town centre has do much to offer - The history in the building of it, the religious significance of the building over the years, the fossils imbedded in the columns and the beauty of the building. You will not be disappointed if you pop in for a visit.

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

Do yourself a favour and visit this wonderful place of worship and savour the peace and calm as you enter through the doors. There is a glorious quality to the light which streams in through the clerestory stained glass windows on either side of the nave. An ornately carved rood screen separates the nave from the chancel - the typical... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

I loved this Cathedral. Everything is beautifully preserved and the stained glass windows are simply stunning. The organ and pulpit are beautiful. This is a cathedral that makes you feel like you are in England, rather than South Africa. It really is worth stopping and taking the time to go inside and experience it.

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Thank 52Cathy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

The Spire of the cathedral can be seen from anywhere is town as it welcomes you to Grahamstown. Built in the colonial era, this artwork has an interesting religious and historical perspective in the town. Beautiful to see and peaceful to sit in, well worth a visit.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

This is defintely a piece of art in this small town. There are other older and interesting buildings all over town, but this one is standing out since its right in the middle of town. Unfortunately we could not see the inside, but I imagine it is just as magnificent as the outside.

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McKinney, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

The architecture in the town of Grahamstown is really very nice. Many examples of the early period of South African architecture. The Cathedral is just one of them.

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Hexham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015

The Cathedral (aka Grahamstown Cathedral) is well worth a visit. If you are used to the vast Cathedrals in the UK, you will see this as a Cathedral in miniature. The church had the honour of having the first bell peel to be hung in Africa and they are still well used today!!

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