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Saint Joseph's Cathedral, Noumea

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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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  • For the Church seen from the top of the Hill of the F O L... was a fantastic House, visited the next day. And open doorways in the Church, passing through the wind in summer cool and comfortable. Local residents had prayed, to name a few, so that internal photographs. French cafes located down the Hill the Church is located on a hill, so your visit is recommended.
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  • We stopped in Noumea on our cruise and after our excursion we decided to walk around town and stopped here on our walk. The cathedral is interesting to look at from the outside, but unfortunately was ...  more »
  • You can see the cathedral from downtown and walk about 5 minutes from the tourist info office.There is a nice view and a wonderful Joan of Arc statue outside on the right. Unfortunately it was not ope...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Noumea city deep, on a small hill. The location overlooking the city. In the Catholic Church, in a very beautiful and solemn atmosphere identities.
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  • Beautiful Cathedral in the city.
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