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St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Cathedral

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beautiful church. simple ceremony, and seems like a very warm uncomplicated community. I do... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
plwaka
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dar es salaam
Old and Catholic :)

The church is located in midst of stone town mazes, with an ambiance of an old Arabic culture... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2018
Paul M
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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This 1987 Romanesque cathedral’s stately spires can be seen from the sea as you approach Stone Town.
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Reviewed 4 days ago

beautiful church. simple ceremony, and seems like a very warm uncomplicated community. I do beleive i have found my church while in Stone town. It felt like home.

Thank plwaka
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

The church is located in midst of stone town mazes, with an ambiance of an old Arabic culture, friendly neighborhood, just scenic for day time photography.

Thank Paul M
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Reviewed 29 December 2017

This catholic cathedral is tucked away down the labyrinth of narrow streets in Stone Town. It is difficult to find but worth visiting. It is magnificent and was built by the French by the same architects who built Marseilles Notre Dame Basilica. The twin spires...More

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Reviewed 17 February 2017

St. Joseph’s Cathedral is a Roman Catholic Church in the Baghani area of Stone Town in Carhedral Street. It is an important historical building which was built by French missionaries between 1893 and 1898. Its twin spires are similar to those of Marseille’s church. The...More

1  Thank Tassaduqhussain51
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Reviewed 9 December 2016

St Joseph's Cathedral Church is a historic attraction in the heart of Stone Town. The narrow streets are lined by rows of shops selling artifacts, textiles, paintings,jewelry, fruits. I was surprised that many people do not know of this church. There were no visitors except...More

Thank MODAYIL
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Reviewed 7 May 2016

I attended the 9am mass, which is in Kiswahili. The unexpected part is that the mass took two hours; it seemed this is the normal routine, so if you are going to the 9am, plan for that. But staying the full two hours is so...More

2  Thank ColleenSreya
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Reviewed 2 June 2015 via mobile

This was a beautiful old church, unfortunately we were not able to go inside. The exterior was very pretty and the history related to us by the guide was fascinating.

Thank AtlanticTyger
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Reviewed 2 November 2014

The mass times on Sunday for this church are: 1) 7:00am 2) 9:00am 3) 4:30pm The mass at 9:00am (which I attended) was conducted in Kiswahili. Not sure about the other times.

17  Thank SRI P
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Reviewed 21 August 2013

We were wondering around Stone Town and stumbled across St. Joseph's Church. It took us a bit to find the entrance since the regular front entrench was locked, but once we figured out how to get in - it was great! We walked around the...More

Thank kbeetham
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Reviewed 24 May 2013

This is an area abundant in religious monuments and buildings. Over 50 mosques and many Christian churches and Hindu temples. This cathedral would be the best choice to see as a building representative of the Christian faith in this area.

1  Thank David V
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