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Saint Joseph's Cathedral, Noumea

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Church Tourist Spot
Dedicated to Saint Joseph, the Catholic Saint Joseph's Cathedral serves as one the island's landmarks, dating back to the 19th century. Architects scrapped the original idea of including traditional spires fearing damage from cyclones, and instead endowed the stone building with large stained-glass windows and an intricately carved pulpit, altar panels, and confessional. Don't be discouraged if you find the main door closed upon your arrival. Make your way to the side doors, which remain unlocked throughout the day. Plan to see Saint Joseph's Cathedral and other attractions that appeal to you using our Noumea vacation trip planner.
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  • Even allowing for the building work, there is precious little to commend this church. It looks quite attractive on the outside, but very plain on the inside. The immediate surrounding is a car park, w...  more »
  • Unfortunately it was under maintenance works but we managed to sneak a quick peek inside before the workers spotted us! Lovely  more »
  • The cathedral was on the highlights of my to do list. I was worried it was still close for renovation but was glad it wasn't. It was just a lovely and tranquil place to be and although I have been to ...  more »
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  • Closed in Jan 2017 for repairs. The structure looked amazing and a statue of Joan of Arc on the outside was astounding. Wish I could have gone in.
  • It was under some kind of maintenance, so I was not able to get into there ! Such a shame ! But I definitely took some great pictures
  • A nice piece of architecture that can be walked to if you arrive on a cruise.
  • On our holiday in December 2015 (New year's eve at 8.00pm) my partner proposed marriage to me on the front steps of the Cathedral of Noumea and this was very powerful spiritual experience. We also attended Church on the Sunday with my partner knowing French and I didn't, I somewhat knew what was going on throughout the service and the people there were very inviting and warming, if you are not religious I would recommend that you go.
  • Solemn. Sacred. Serenity. A small historical Catholic church which is very interesting. The religious artifacts inside is something not to miss. Easy access by foot, parking can be challenging.