St. Dunstan's Basilica

St. Dunstan's Basilica, Charlottetown: Hours, Address, St. Dunstan's Basilica Reviews: 4.5/5

St. Dunstan's Basilica
4.5
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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This is a beautiful old cathedral located in the heart of the city. It's over 100 years old.
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Hilda K
Calgary58 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
Walked by this basilica and took a peak inside. Absolutely stunning! We were able to look at the beautiful architecture on the inside and outside.
Written 10 September 2021
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Jordan N
3 contributions
Dec 2020
The beautiful church in downtown Charlottetown is one of the must-visit places. Remind me churches in Paris.
Written 22 February 2021
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Jae L
Long Island, NY5,779 contributions
Oct 2019
During our “10-Day Canada and New England” cruise aboard Caribbean Princess, our ship docked at Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Since we had spare time in the morning before our shore excursion to the Green Gables, we left the ship and walked to St. Dunstan's Basilica in an easy walking distance. Walking along Great George Street, we passed by the statue of Angus Bernard MacEachern, the first bishop of the diocese of Charlottetown. As we approached the basilica, we realized that the basilica had multiple smaller spires surrounding the towering twin spires. The basilica’s stone brick façade with the dominating twin spires and the simple cross on the gable between the spires was impressive enough for the basilica as the Cathedral of the Diocese of Charlottetown and also as a National Historic Site of Canada as a fine example of the High Victorian Gothic Revival architectural style. Upon entering the basilica, we were pleasantly surprised by the beautiful Gothic nave which gave us a feel of warm and comforting feel instead of dark and oppressive feel of many Gothic cathedrals. The ornate cathedral ceiling and walls in white color lightened the feel inside the nave, and the light color marble like columns also had the same effect. The ornate high altar with beautiful stained glass window with saints and angels was so elegant. The stately pipe organ and the chandeliers were elegant, too. This basilica is a must visit landmark in Charlottetown.
Written 19 September 2020
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Grapesnvines
Vancouver, Canada5 contributions
Dec 2019 • Solo
Saint Dunstan's Basilica is absolutely stunning. I attended Christmas Eve Mass and it was absolutely magical. Cannot wait to return.
Written 7 June 2020
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RandyRoss
Ridgetown, Canada8,732 contributions
Sep 2019
This is a beautiful church in central Charlottetown. St. Dunstan's Basilica is an example of the beautiful and historic architecture found in this coty.
Written 19 April 2020
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FiveGsplus9
Oviedo, FL386 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
When visiting Charlottetown, be sure to include St. Dunstans Basilica. Beautiful historic architecture
Written 22 March 2020
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randym293
Prince Edward Island, Canada4 contributions
Sep 2019 • Friends
Amazing church. It is worth stopping in to see the architecture and the windows. The setting is gorgeous
Written 13 February 2020
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CAM
London, UK9 contributions
Jul 2019
It is something western countries do well and that is preserving tradition and culture through architecture. The old buildings in Charlottetown are what makes it quaint, interesting and worth visiting. St. Dunstan's Basilica is one such amazing historical building.
Written 11 February 2020
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Expedition793324
33 contributions
May 2019
We were allowed to peak in due to construction only beautiful old church with lots of island history.
Written 31 December 2019
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Gonen2014
Haifa, Israel3,921 contributions
Oct 2019
The construction of the current St. Dunstan's Basilica was completed in 1919, after the fire destroyed the original basilica in 1913, and this year (2019) the Basilica is celebrating 100 years! In 1990 the Basilica was designated as a National Historic Site of Canada. The Basilica structure is impressive on the outside and inside. When you enter the Basilica you can enjoy the beautiful stained glass, the decorated ceiling, and the big organ. Very nice!
Written 26 December 2019
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St. Dunstan's Basilica is open:
  • Mon - Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Mon - Fri 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM