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St Joseph's Cathedral

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70 Elm Row, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
+64 3-477 6030
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cathedral is at one of the high points of the city, but I am pleased I made the effort. The design is simple; a rectangular nave with a chapel adjacent to the sanctuary. There are many colourful stained glass windows. I am lucky to...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 18 July 2018

The Dunedin Roman Catholic Cathedral really stands out in an elevated position in the city and we wished we had been inside to see it properly as we usually spend some reflection time in religious buildings wherever we go irrespective of denomination. Unfortunately we were...More

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Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

Beautiful old church first used in 1886. With the old priory to the right side of it. Renovation work is being done to hopefully restore it. There is a small chapel behind the priory, used for smaller services and Kavanagh College up the hill. Parking...More

Thank 422iana
Reviewed 29 June 2018

Visited on Monday 30th April. It is on the edge of the City Centre but well worth seeking it out. Beautiful Stained Glass Windows.

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Reviewed 16 June 2018

Visit here on weekday not on Sunday Mass, a solemn place to have a quiet short break whatever your believe. An old but truly magnificent building more than 130 years old as icon on the high ground. Beautiful stained glass windows both sides along its...More

Thank santo t
Reviewed 5 January 2018

A bit far from the tourist area, this cathedral is not frequented by visitors. However, this is most beautiful church in Dunedin in my opinion. With the stunning facade and grand architecture, St Joseph's Cathedral definitely deserves an uphill walk.

Thank Leon L
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Like much of Dunedin, this is a beautifully preserved building which is very easy on the eye. And yet I had never heard anything about it. We came here for Sunday mass and it was just acheingly beautiful.

Thank CantonaForever
Reviewed 6 April 2017

The outside of the cathedral (catholic) is more interesting than the inside. Impressive Scottisch and gothic revival style building.

Thank dhonorez
Reviewed 15 March 2017

what great architecture, sitting on a superb sight, definitely worth the walk up the hill even if you are not a church goer.

Thank Granma27
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

If you are in the City, give it a visit but you dont have to come to dunedin for it. Nice Architectur

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