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Oldie but Still Churchie!

This a hundred and so metropolitan cathedral is located in the heart of Dar es salaam with a... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2018
Paul M
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Quite cool and friendly staff. Expect to give a tip but worth it.

Stumbled acros this and thought it would be a good idea to go in to get away from the sun. The... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2018
Reading, United Kingdom
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Sokoine Drive, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
+255 753 500 899
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff are friendly, I was offered to ascend the bell tower and of course i was asked for a tip. The worst thing is that the upper part of the tower is covered by tight metal wire which makes photography impossible. its a pity!

Thank Mamdouh S
Reviewed 1 August 2018

For the second time I had an opportunity of worshiping at St. Joseph Cathedral during my stay at Dar es salaam. I like the way prayers are conducted and the praise and worship time, especially the quoir.

Thank _tng_stella
Reviewed 10 July 2018

From the Germany Rule. These churches St. Joseph Cathedral and Azania Front Lutheran Church were both built in same era and stands to this Day. the Gothic architecture is a must see.

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Reviewed 18 June 2018

This a hundred and so metropolitan cathedral is located in the heart of Dar es salaam with a vibrant diverse and engaging Catholic community..! Catering both swahili and English masses Sunday Schedule: 7:00am swahili 8:30am English 10:00am Swahili 11:45am English 04:30pm Swahili Tip: the 8:30am...More

1  Thank Paul M
Reviewed 22 May 2018

Very Old but Modern church, its located in town that's one of the thing everyone like, and easy to be reach. its located in poster (city center) near Azam Fast Ferries. it has a big space where by everyone can have a chance to to...More

Thank AlfredyJ
Reviewed 10 May 2018

Stumbled acros this and thought it would be a good idea to go in to get away from the sun. The church was actually closed, but with some broken English (And a tip) I managed to get in. I had a tour right up to...More

Thank marrioa05
Reviewed 21 January 2018

The cathedral was opened in 1902 from German missionaries. The cathedral took about 5 years of construction. The Germans had a strong influence in the town as did the Arabs. The cathedral is only open during church services so don’t expect to get in unless...More

1  Thank Paul K
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

One of the oldest churches , architecturally brilliant . Located on foreshore in Dar worth a visit and quick photo opportunity

Thank Scott N
Reviewed 3 January 2018

This is one of the oldest surviving landmarks in Dar es salaam, close to the ferry terminal and the Kilimanjaro Hotel. The architectural buffs will have a field day at this location and further along the road where some of the oldest buildings in Dar...More

Thank DilluManchester
Reviewed 22 December 2017

It was built by the Germans between 1897 and 1902[1] and consecrated as a Catholic church in 1905.Its one of those few building that has survive a taste of time a must seen stucture.If your in Postaand devoted christian dont miss to visit the area

Thank Simon M
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10 October 2016|
Response from AlfredyJ | Reviewed this property |
yes. its true. they all have the same structure that makes them easy remembered, uniqueness
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15 April 2016|
Response from Biche-ChickAbutTown |
Yes. I live in Dar and take visitors there quite often. No one has ever been asked what religion they are.