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“A fine building”

St. George's Cathedral
Kingston, Canada
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289 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“A fine building”
Reviewed 7 December 2012

St.George’s is a rectangular and stout building whose full extension is only visible from the two side streets along which it is built. The view from the east reveals the elaborate dome and the dynamic of the construction where a large pediment marks the transept area. The opposite side mirrors that pediment and tops the southwest side entrance. The entrance area features a porch enclosed by four massive Doric columns whose bases are sitting directly on low plinths. Their capitals are topped with a plain architrave and frieze, the cornice and pediment are decorated with large dentils. The shafts of the columns are plain and one can see the layers of stone cylinders piled up on one another. These features give the place a sense of entering a temple of God. St.George’s dome is decorated with sixteen Corinthian columns, each separated by an arch and it is topped with a lantern with eight small Corinthian columns, also separated by arches. It dominates the landscape by its imposing classical beauty. A walk to its north side reveals a well-demarked apse with eight stain glass windows. Inside, it's opulence! A visit is well worth your time!

Visited November 2012
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English first
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408 reviews
109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
“A Tour into History”
Reviewed 18 October 2012

Take a tour! A don't miss, beauty of a true Tiffany Window, architecture, breathtaking beauty and history comes alive, volunteer tour guides. Noontime music often in the summer, the bells ring and there is a small carilon! Artistic beauty in needlepoint surround the 3 altars, locally crafted over the years. A visit you will not want to miss!

Visited April 2012
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Dallas, Texas
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171 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Right across the street from the Four Points Hotel”
Reviewed 10 October 2012

I loved the sounds of the church bells ringing....it reminded me of growing up in Montreal. There is so much history in Kingston and the architecture is absolutely breathtaking.

Visited October 2012
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Kingston
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57 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Beautiful old Anglican Church”
Reviewed 18 August 2012

Volunteer guides add to this beautiful old church by telling about it's history and sharing folk tales which add some mystery. Well maintained building with beautiful stained glass.

Visited August 2012
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Thank Sara418Kingston
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Ottawa, Canada
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31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“There for a wedding....”
Reviewed 9 July 2012

Wonderful stately cathedral, beautiful interior, right downtown so just a few minutes from the Waterfront.

Visited June 2012
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