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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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Nice Cathedral

We visited St. George's Cathedral on a Monday afternoon and it was completely empty. The outside is partially being renovated but the inside is beautiful.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited St. George's Cathedral on a Monday afternoon and it was completely empty. The outside is partially being renovated but the inside is beautiful.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

St Georges is magnificent looking church from the outside and it is iconic since Archbishop Desmond Tutu used to be the bishop here It is a must visit place if in downtown. I was there on April 1st and it was open. I walked in and saw a small service attended by about a dozen a people. The church itself... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The first time I visited this place it was locked. Apparently it is only open when staff are available to man it. It is a simple church but it is important due to its links with Archbishop Desmond Tutu. His name is inscribed on a board of previous Archbishops.

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Malpas, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We made a point of visiting this place, previously under the care of Archbishop Desmond Tutu. You can make a donation and wander at your leisure (services permitting).

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Durbanville, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We popped in here for a brief visit and were impressed. It is an imposing (not so old) building with many lovely stained glass windows. It shocked me to learn that the upkeep of the cathedral is close on R11000 per DAY! Worth a visit if in the neighbourhood.

Thank georgestof
Cape Town, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

St George's Cathedral is a beautiful display of sacred architecture exhibiting the layout of a cross and a magnificent rose window. There is also a beautiful rose labyrinth modeled similarly on the one at Chatres Cathedral, France. A historical and symbolic 'lecture' is also offered on the labyrinth on certain days before being given the opportunity to walk it. The... More 

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Paarl, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

St. George's Cathedral is in the centre of the old Cape Town. We participated in the Eastern Sunday celebratory service with the church choir, opera singers and members from the Cape Town symphonic orchestra. Desmond Tutu was the archbishop here and the congregation still worship in English, Xhosa and Afrikaans.

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Cheadle Hulme, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

Walking through Cape Town it is difficult to miss the Cathedral, however parts were cut off due to scaffolding and repairs. Well worth a visit inside if just to cool down. Cafe in crypt is now a jazz club so did not go in for refreshments

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

This cathedral is draped in South African History, having been the safe haven for many political refugees. Its old world charm and one immeduately feelssafe there. A great spiritual place well worth a visit.

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Maputo, Mozambique
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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

This is a small church near Company's Garden. It is a stone church and inside you can appreciate beautiful glass.

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