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“This is a Cathedral?”

Basilique-Cathedrale de Saint Boniface
Ranked #15 of 183 things to do in Winnipeg
Certificate of Excellence
Winnipeg MB Canada
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72 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“This is a Cathedral?”
Reviewed 10 April 2013

Very boxy building placed in the ruins of a former great building and it didn't work. Has the feel of an auditorium not a church. Not a sanctuary but a stage. Art is very amateurish. Instead of a separate chapel for the Blessed Sacrament would you believe the tabernacle is situated over a radiator!

Visited April 2013
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Winnipeg Canada
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429 reviews
175 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 343 helpful votes
“A church within a church”
Reviewed 1 February 2013

After the Basilique burn the ruin were incorporated into the new church. It is a very interesting structure.

Visited January 2013
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Winnipeg, Canada
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31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Worth a short visit”
Reviewed 28 December 2012

Lovely place for a short walk. The Cathedrale is a shell, interesting as an example of prairie architecture of the 19th century, but, if one is used to European cathedrals mildly interesting.

Visited June 2012
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exeter
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61 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Don't Bother”
Reviewed 20 September 2012

We took time out to vist the Bailique-Cathedrale de Saint Boniface because Saint Boniface came from near where we live Crediton about 6 miles from Exeter, but to be honest there was nothing to see as the Cathedral had been bombed during the war i presume. ? and there was not much of it left apart from a near by Grave yard which once you have seen one grave yard you have seen them all i would recomend you vist the museum and learn something about the Red Indians than waste your time looking at a burned out wreck.

Visited January 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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145 reviews
53 attraction reviews
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“most attractive place in Winnipeg”
Reviewed 15 August 2012

Interesting ruined facade in lovely garden setting with Louis Riel's grave, Different! The effect of blue sky through the open ruined rose window is quite beautiful. Modern church in the ruins a work in progress.

Visited August 2012
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