Cathedrale du Souvenir Africain de Dakar

Cathedrale du Souvenir Africain de Dakar

Cathedrale du Souvenir Africain de Dakar
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David D
Devon, UK25,027 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Saturday 27th May we were on a Tour around the City of Dakar and it's cultural sights. While driving along Rue de la République in the City we spotted this impressive large Cathedral.

Sadly a stop here was not included in our tour itinery, so it was a slow drive by photo opportunity.

The main entrance is rather grand with three doors, they are flanked by four wall mounted statues of the Virgin Mary. Above the statues is an inscription which translates, "To the Virgin Mary, Mother of Jesus the Saviour." The entrance is situated between the Cathedral's two massive towers.

The roof contains a number of Byzantine domes, the large central dome with twenty, Greek style windows around it.

The Cathedral was built with Sudanese sand stone and English granite, construction began in 1924 and was completed twelve years later. It was consecrated on 2nd February 1936, by Cardinal Jean Verdier, archbishop of Paris.

It is the largest religious space in Dakar which was built on the site of an ancient cemetery.

Would have like to go inside to have a look.
Written 19 July 2023
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StotheN
Stockholm, Sweden538 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
Saw a VIP wedding in progress from outside. It is larger than it looks. Worth a visit for sure when in town.
Written 4 July 2023
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Wissam T
Sidon, Lebanon44 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Friends
A nice, quiet and simple place designed for praying. Have a white good looking from outside. Located in the middle of Dakar, and nearby lot of nice restaurants and cafes and there's a Lebanese one on the corner.
Written 10 November 2019
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Paul B
Chesterfield, UK1,631 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
This Catholic Church is quite understated. A beautiful almost Art Deco exterior and a quiet simple interior. Worth a quick visit
Written 2 November 2019
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Mimi
21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
If you have a good guide have them take you inside. It's so beautiful and I loved the African angels in the front. I've never seen black angels before! Beautiful!
Written 12 October 2019
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himhop
Melbourne, Australia25 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Solo
This cathedral is beautiful and peaceful.
The atmosphere is great for a quite moment of escape from the dusty, noisy streets of Dakar.
It's worth having a look at the stained glass windows as they are very nice to look at.
Written 31 July 2019
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SiddonLook
Port Harcourt, Nigeria166 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Solo
No service was going on during my visit. It is a big beautiful cathedral right in the CBD of Dakar. The cathedral is old but well maintained
Written 19 April 2019
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Roxana M
19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Family
Yes, you should visit this cathedral to see how the artwork on the facade is done with beautiful African angels.
Written 14 March 2019
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Nneka I
Enugu3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Friends
I attended the 7.30am Sunday Mass at the Cathedral. Beautiful paintings and sculptures. The Mass was in French so I didn’t understand a thing but I enjoyed the serene piety of the congregation and the peacefulness of the Church.
Written 5 February 2019
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A N
Ann Arbor, MI280 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Friends
I hate to say this, but it’s just a nice cathedral....not sure I understood the significance. Certainly gets a lot of use.
Written 30 November 2018
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