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St. Dunstan's Basilica, Charlottetown

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 440+ reviews on the web
Step into St. Dunstan's Basilica and admire the marble floors, stained glass windows, and atmosphere of calm and contemplation. An original cathedral on the site burned down in 1907; the replacement you see today dates from 1913. Added to the list of National Historic Sites of Canada in 1990, it displays a Gothic Revival architectural style and represents one of the most prominent buildings in the city. As a local landmark, the basilica attracts both worshippers and those interested in the history and architecture of the town. Work out when and for how long to visit St. Dunstan's Basilica and other Charlottetown attractions using our handy Charlottetown vacation planner.
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  • Although this is beautiful church with an incredible organ, I didn't find it particularly interesting. The stained glass windows had modern looking individuals portrayed in them. The candles to light ...  read more »
  • The spires dominate the skyscape and the inside is just as amazing. The stained glass windows are modern scenes and compare easily to some of the best in Europe. A must see in Charlottetown! 
  • It's like stepping into history! Beautiful sculptures and paintings, the organ just envelopes the whole congression. Only downfall is that some tourists don't respect the signs when there is a private...  read more »
  • The craftsmanship is definitely among the top in Canada.
  • ​Small compared to other basilicas in Europe but towers over the relatively modest Charlottetown skyline. Nice interior and exterior architecture.
  • It's a very beautiful basilica. You can feel the solemnity of the place.
  • Beautiful inside and outside! Very peaceful inside.
  • A cathedral that you will never forget. It's my fav. place to spnd midnight mass every year and the service is always breathtaking and I leave full of peace and joy to start my Christmas day with. It is full of wonderful Island history and built by our famous Island Architects.
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