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Immaculate Conception Church

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Address: Bourbon St, Castries, St. Lucia
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+1 758-452-2416
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One of the largest churches in the West Indies has some lovely frescoes.

One of the largest churches in the West Indies has some lovely frescoes.

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Worth a visit if you're interested in old churches

As the main church on the island you'd expect grandeur and it has that but not in the usual way. We went to Mass there and a lady came over and loaned her hymn book as she could... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2016
Adrienne D
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Weybridge, United Kingdom
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Weybridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 October 2016

As the main church on the island you'd expect grandeur and it has that but not in the usual way. We went to Mass there and a lady came over and loaned her hymn book as she could see we didn't have one! It needs funds for restoration and the storm recently won't have helped but its full of age... More 

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Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Because I couldn't find the information in the internet, I'm posting a Foto of the hours of the Masses. Both in Sunday are full of beautiful dressed people, all very kind and friendly. Both Masses on Sunday take 90 min. If you are Catholic don't miss it, it's an amazing experience. The church is very fascinating from INSIDE.

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Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Would like to attend mass there! Although the artwork and woodwork was intrinsic and the cathedral was massive the atmosphere was quite simple and very spiritual!

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Thank Donna H
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Reviewed 20 September 2016

We visited close to lunch time where it looked like the church was about to start midday mass. We didn't stay for very long because of this. The interior of the church was very beautiful and I was just itching to photograph it. Rich history and beautiful architecture.

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Thank MicheJJ
Sheffield
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Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Went down to the market and probably the highlight was the church Bit shabby from the outside but beautiful on the inside Sat and just watched the locals praying for a few mins Nice park opposite to sit in and watch the world go by

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Reviewed 18 September 2016

The inside of this large church is richly decorated with stained glass and brightly decorated artwork. It is a very simple interior, which is very peaceful. I had a lovely chat with the priest in it and he was so friendly and welcoming to me. They have donation box inside for much needed work. Work a visit if you are... More 

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 September 2016

Looks nothing from the outside but when you go in .... Wow the paintings are amazing . If you are a catholic you can yay end mass on Sunday's and are made very welcome. Please leave a little something in the collection box it's greatly appricated

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

It is a beautiful structure with a lot of character and patina. The interior is wooden with a painted ceiling and beautiful stained glass windows near the ceiling to facilitate natural convective ventilation. You don't have to be religious to appreciate the beauty of this old facility. The building needs love. You can see signs of water damage and a... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 September 2016

The church is open to visitors and is a landmark in the town. Although mostly empty on our visit I could imagine how it might be if full of singing churchgoers. Whilst not possessing the pomp and grandeur of the magnificent churches and cathedrals in other parts of the world, in St Lucia terms this is am impressive structure. Keep... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Shabby exterior but stunning interior of church- beautiful stained glass windows, huge building and peaceful surroundings right in the centre of bustling Castries

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