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St Joseph's Cathedral, Neiafu

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#5 of 6 in Sightseeing in Tonga
Church Tourist Spot
It's hard to miss the colonial-style whitewashed facade of St Joseph's Cathedral peering over treetops onto the nearby harbor. The Catholic church's striking yet unpretentious exterior welcomes visitors, and while the interior may seem understated, the service here is anything but. Locals gather in their Sunday best to attend mass and listen to choir belt out beautiful harmonies. You're welcome to visit during non-service times, as well. Look for a small section in the back of the cathedral, where you can look inside. Add St Joseph's Cathedral and other attractions to your Neiafu trip itinerary using our Neiafu trip generator.
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  • The white painted tower of the cathedral dominates the Neiafu bay and I soon walked up to have a good look. The sound of trumpet practice came from the buildings alongside. As I peered at the stained ...  more »
  • Very white and luminous, a facade like a child's drawing, its stained glass windows decorated by the iconography you would find in primary school books back in the 1950s. Great location over the harbo...  more »
  • A lovely church in a great environment. One can feel the history of the Church and the pride people have, we were disappointed we were not there on a Sunday.  more »

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