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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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Small church which could easily be missed. Reminder of the Spanish colonisers. Still used as a church with Caribbean style architecture rather than western design.

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Wollongong, Australia
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Wollongong, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small church which could easily be missed. Reminder of the Spanish colonisers. Still used as a church with Caribbean style architecture rather than western design.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely welcoming church. We joined the Palm Sunday procession Centre of Castries 3 services on a Sunday with a later one 10.30am

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Castries, St. Lucia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the largest Catholic church in the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). Its stained glass windows are gorgeous and the sheer size and style for a church in a small Island was unbelieveable. It is still standing after the city of Castries have been through 2 devastating fires and many hurricanes and earthquakes in its past history. Over... More 

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San Jose, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Still a working church and open daily for worshipers, very large, and is suppose to be the largest in the Caribbean. We visited during mid day and there were quite a number of worshipers, so we did not walk around and take many photo's of the inside of the church like we wanted. Gorgeous architecture and vibrant colors within the... More 

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Liverpool
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

External appearance not very appealing but internal appearance makes up for it. Impressive stained glass and painted ceiling designs.

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Starbuck, Minnesota
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

A stop by on our tour of the city. Gorgeous architecture and colors within the building. Well maintained. Worth the visit if in Castries St Lucia.

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Gold Coast, Australia
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

They say that this is the largest Cathedral in the Western Caribbean, and I'm not about to argue with that. The Cathedral is truly impressive, more so inside than out. The cavernous interior is both daunting but strangely comforting, with open louvred windows allowing zephyrs to cool the air. But the crowning glory of this Cathedral has to be the... More 

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Gold Canyon, Arizona
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

It's an old church but is it ever nice! Very well kept and also much used by the people of Castries. It certainly is worth a visit, let it all come in on you. Sit in a pew and imagine what it would have been like 200 years ago when this Cathedral was built.

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Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Loved my visit to this church, with a history voice-over from my guide. Really stunning building, which I would love to have seen "in action" for a service.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

We called by here when walking around the Castries just next the Derk Walcott Park. Take in both. The Cathedral is over two hundred years old and is amazing architectularly. Well worth a visit when in Casries and is a short distance from the Cruise Terminal if you have time after your ships tours.

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