Sacred Heart Basilica, Timaru

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The Sacred Heart Basilica or Timaru Basilica, as it is popularly known because of its style of architecture, is a Catholic church in Timaru, New Zealand. It was designed by the prominent New Zealand architect, Francis Petre and is one of his most celebrated works. Its great size and beauty make it one of the most important historic buildings of Timaru and of the South Canterbury region. The Basilica's twin towers and copper cupola are highly visible features of the Timaru skyline, especially from the south. The Basilica is also one of the "most noteworthy examples of ecclesiastical architecture" in New Zealand with elements of "Roman and Byzantine architecture with touches of Art Nouveau decoration." It is a registered historic place, category 1.
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  • September 4, 2017
    wonderful design with huge stain glass windows and a dome .... great design .... worth to visit even if this is not your religion or faith ....  more »
  • April 28, 2017
    We attended a family wedding at the Sacred Heart Basilica in Timaru. Until the invitation arrived I didn't not even know there was a basilica in New Zealand, let alone in little Timaru!! The basilica ...  more »
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  • August 22, 2017
    Inspiring house of God!
  • September 8, 2016
    Nice church
  • March 25, 2016
    Good looking

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