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Cathedral of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary

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Cathedral of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary

193 Reviews
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PookyCake wrote a review Feb 2020
Victoria, Canada11,237 contributions1,044 helpful votes
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Opened in 1900, the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary is an architectural and spiritual gem in the heart of downtown Vancouver. Built in the Gothic Revival-style, the building’s impressive stone exterior, with its twin spires (placed at differing heights), mirrors the much larger cathedrals of Europe . . . just in a much less grandiose way. Still, this impressive Vancouver heritage building welcomes all who enter its doors. From the moment you walk in, one cannot help but feel a sense of ease and calm. The grand interior columns, made of red Scagliola marble, concomitant with the ribbing of the cathedral’s ceiling, create a subtle air of elegance. The 20+ stained glass windows allow natural light to filter into the cathedral, warming the grounds with sun and spirit. I’ve said before that I’m far from religious, but when you’re in a place like this, a feeling of peace falls over you. When I visited the cathedral, it was late in the afternoon – around 4PM – and so was fairly quiet. There were a few patrons praying and some admiring the architecture. For me, it was good to sit in the pews and take a few moments to reflect on the orders of the day and life generally. The space is welcoming and warm – something we could all use at one point or another.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Terry P wrote a review Jan 2020
Coquitlam, Canada330 contributions87 helpful votes
amazing to see such a sight in the downtown core, a amazing historical sight in the downtown core, a true Vancouver treasure
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Rich wrote a review Jan 2020
San Diego, California628 contributions149 helpful votes
Nice church to stop in and admire the beautiful stained glass windows. Also nice to just sit and relax and take a break while walking around downtown.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Departure736330 wrote a review Dec 2019
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19th century Style structures. A peaceful place to be. If you like Gothic and medieval-style architecture you will appreciate its beauty.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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bucketlisttravellers wrote a review Dec 2019
Sydney, Australia3,514 contributions764 helpful votes
This is a nice looking building both inside and out. It provides a peaceful refuge from the hustle and bustle of the city. Look out for the statue of the sleeping homeless man just across from the entrance.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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