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“Incredible Cathedral”

Reviewed 19 April 2016

If on Likoma you must visit this place, including tour of the stunning interior and cloister which is a big surprise. We didn't go to mass or hear singing unfortunately but still amazing. The shopping street nearby that goes down to the lake shore is a must see.

Thank JeremyL1858
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Reviewed 26 March 2016

Try to time your visit to St Peter's for when the choir is singing. So wonderful. Wherever you're staying on Likoma, make sure you take the opportunity to walk across the island, meet some people, and see Likoma village. Don't stay isolated at your accommodation!

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Reviewed 23 February 2016

To find a large cathedral on a small island is surprising. But then Likoma held such a strategic place in colonial geography and history. Well worth a visit for both the building and its gardens which are meticulously maintained.

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Reviewed 9 October 2015

Given that the Island has only 6000ish residents the Cathedral is a real surprise and must have been a real feat of engineering and logistics - well worth a visit

Thank Stuart B
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Reviewed 28 August 2015 via mobile

We pulled into Mbamba town on a round-the-island boat trip from Kaya Mawa. The streets were no more than rock-strewn dirt, and the market consisted of a number of shacks, several of which were stocked with heaps of clothing laid out for rummaging which appeared to be leftovers from european charity shops. But the town is also the home of St.Peter's Cathedral - which is well worth a visit.

A pround building in brick and stone, with a corrugated roof, and full of contrasts. Well worn wooden pews fill the nave, but with big upholstered chairs for the chiefs of each of the surrounding villages. Ornate carved stone choir stalls fill the chancel but many of the candle holders on the high altar were empty wine bottles. Outside, the uneven rock-strewn approach paths contrast with the smooth paving of the beautifully tended cloister gardens.

For us, as visitors to Africa from England, UK, this was a fabulous opportunity to consider the contrasts of life in Africa - and well worth the time spent here.

Thank DevonshireMike
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