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St Joseph's Cathedral

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3 days ago
“Outstanding location and a strong testament to faith!”
17 Jul 2018
“Such an imposing building”
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70 Elm Row, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
+64 3-477 6030
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were passengers on a cruise ship in Dunedin port for one day, which happened to be a Sunday. We knew that Mass was being celebrated at 10.30am, so made a beeline for the Cathedral as soon as we reached the city from Port Chalmers....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mccorquinn
Reviewed 11 November 2018

Quite a distance from the main tourist area and requires a climb up a hill but the cathedral has a beautiful facade. Unfortunately, the doors were firmly closed so I was unable to see the interior.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank KatielouAustralia
Reviewed 9 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank lovetrav_9
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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.

Date of experience: April 2018
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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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank santo-trainsspotter7
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.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Leonhkny
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.

Date of experience: September 2016
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.

Date of experience: March 2017
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