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Address: 5 Wale Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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The first black archbishop of Cape Town, Desmond Tutu, used this Anglican...

The first black archbishop of Cape Town, Desmond Tutu, used this Anglican cathedral as a religious and political seat.

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A PLACE OF SOLACE AND QUITE REFLECTIONS

When your fee is tired from walking and exploring Cape Town, taken time out to explore this historical Christian landmark. Do not miss the statue of the African Madonna carved... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When your fee is tired from walking and exploring Cape Town, taken time out to explore this historical Christian landmark. Do not miss the statue of the African Madonna carved from Mahoe wood and given by the Tate London Gallery . View and learn about the intricacies of the stone glass p[paintings at the back of the church towards the... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While wandering on queens street we happened to walk across to I think wales street and that’s how we landed to St. Georges Cathedral. The architecture is magnificent. You be inside the cathedral or outside on the steps its very peaceful. The huge trees shading the steps attracted us to sit there watching people/vehicles passing.

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Fish Hoek, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

To get the most out of the Cathedral I would suggest you get a guide who knows about the place. There are lots of things you might miss. Make sure you visit on a day when there are no protests to the Provincial Offices or Parliament as the are round here is very popular for marches and demonstrations. Check up... More 

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Lewes, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Church lit by beautiful stained glass windows. Magical to be in church where Desmond Tuto preached. Simple decoration somehow gives this church more value than others that are ornately decorated.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

This is one of Cape Town's most renowned sites - coming to Cape Town and not visiting/seeing SGC is like going to visit Paris and not going to Notre Dames ... the Cathedral is reflective of the city's very open history and inclusivity and gives the added spiritual side.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Went to 10 o' clock service on Christmas day, it was a fantastic service in three languages. Atmosphere was great!

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Somerset west
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Worth a visit, if you are looking for a place of quite solitude and worship away from the hussle and bussle of city life

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South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

A beautiful cathedral, mass twice daily, the choir performs every Sunday night @7pm. Most beautiful stain glass windows worth the visit. Donations needed to maintain!!

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

St George's Catherdral is a beautiful cathedral with the only statue of an african madonna in SA. There is also a jazz club called The Crypt which should not be missed.

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Long Island, NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Beautiful church in downtown is a great place to visit and near by other sites such as Company Gardens and Long St. Beautiful stained glass and religious artwork inside makes this a great place to stop by. It's free to visit so definitely check it out.

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