Cathedrale St Joseph de Noumea, Noumea

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Dedicated to Saint Joseph, the Catholic Cathedrale St Joseph de Noumea 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. Our Noumea trip itinerary maker makes visiting Cathedrale St Joseph de Noumea and other Noumea attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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Cathedrale St Joseph de Noumea Reviews

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  • its a 15 minute walk from the cruise port. we wanted to go in but they a currently closed for renovation. but still nice from the outside.  more »
  • Real ugly roof and some stained-glass here. Forced labour to build this church. But a nice hike to get here and see the sights from the top.  more »
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  • Dedicated to Saint Joseph and built by convict labour between 1887~97 based on plans drawn up by a convict architect. Consecrated in 1893, before the towers and facade were completed, it became the seat of the Archdiocese of Nouméa in 1966. it was originally intended to add spires to the tops of the towers, but the idea was abandoned given the prevalence of cyclones in this region. A large, cool and peaceful nave in which to sit in the cool on a hot summer's afternoon.
  • A great cathedral to visit for some peace in Noumea. It also has a great view when you look back through the main doors.

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