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Balata Cathedral (Sacre-Coeur de Balata): Tours & Tickets

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Reviewed 1 September 2019

We don't have to wait to park. There are a lot of parking places. They have a high tower and a cupola. Both of these have a cross at the highest part of the church. There are beautiful stained-glass windows. There are several statues in...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 31 March 2019

For those knowing already the church in top of Montmartre, Paris, the view is just astonishing: the same church, 5 time smaller! Inside nothing spectacular, but still worth passing a moment and taking some pictures

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 17 March 2019 via mobile

This church is a popular stop for the many cruise ship tourists that visit in season. It is an attractive church, with a genuineness that impacts you when you see the dome from inside (very nice), the altar area and the statue of St. Anthony....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Acinonyx60
Reviewed 22 February 2019

The original, on which this cathedral was modeled, sits high on a hill in Montmartre in Paris, France. This Sacre Coeur de la Balata sits high on a hill looking over Martinique. Although started earlier with a different vision, it was completed in 1915 after...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 13 January 2019

Obviously based on the original in France. Not the same on the inside clearly. Lovely view to town. Nice on the way to stop for a look but I would not go just for this is you aren't travelling on somewhere else.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Raewyn D
Reviewed 10 January 2019

I realize that Sacre-Coeur de Balata is special in that it is a replica of the Sacred Heart in Paris (on a 1/5th scale). Otherwise, though, it's just another old church. Not being Catholic, I don't understand most of what I see inside the churches...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 8 January 2019

What a treat to see this cathedral on the side of the hill. It's quite a windy road up there. The views from here are spectacular. The cathedral seems to be in need of some repairs.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bkbak
Reviewed 5 January 2019

This amazing church is like a replica (in small) of Montmartre in Paris. We went around it on the way back from the gardens of Balata. The location is amazin, even from the car park you have a wonderful view over Fort-de-France bay. We had...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Uwe S
Reviewed 26 December 2018 via mobile

It is a nice stop ones you are going either to Balata gardens or further north to Mount Pele or Gorges des la Falais.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sisas_13
Reviewed 2 December 2018

Beside the beautiful structure, the overwhelming tranquility of the location is what really impresses. Sure the building itself can use some sprucing up but, come on, that’s the charm you are looking for. But wait! The view, the view!! OMG! You will not believe the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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