St George's Cathedral (also referred to as The Cathedral Church of St George the Martyr) is the Anglican cathedral in Cape Town, South Africa, and the seat of the Archbishop of Cape Town. St. George's Cathedral is both the metropolitical church of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa and a congregation in the Diocese of Cape Town.
The cathedral was designed by Sir Herbert Baker and the first stones of the foundation were laid in 1901. The cathedral replaced an incomplete church that was originally built at that site.
Ian Pells | Dec 11, 2017
This building is an iconic landmark in the centre of Cape Town. It's a vast cathedral crafted from stone and presents with everything that you would expect such as intricate carvings on parts of the exterior, sculpted rain spouts and lovely stained glass. It is situated across the way from the houses of parliament at the beginning of the Government avenue walk way. It is often a place that people picket outside to protest various social injustices. There is a contingent of homeless people who sleep around the side of the building which is sad as they use the area as a toilet and make the area less safe. There is a cool coffee shop called The Crypt, I always find it interesting to see what churches try and get up to to raise funds. The Cathedral has been undergoing some repairs which been interesting to watch and is a good thing.
Di Elizabeth Belafonte | Feb 4, 2018
I love visiting there...being Anglican - I enjoy the old Anglican hymns and; the heavenly choir with the organ music is just divine.⛪
Ann Hassett | Apr 3, 2018
Well worth the visit. Stunning old church, rich with history.
Ferdi van den Heever | Jan 3, 2018
Really worth visiting. Beautiful inside and outside.
Robert Uys | Jul 10, 2017
Usually a lovely place to find peace in the city but they are currently working on the roof so there is too much noise for a supposed santuary. The cleaning staff are exceptionally rude. The toilets are closed to the public and if you by some miracle do get to them you have to pay R2. 00. I asked a staff member if I may use the toilets and she just gave a flat out and emotionless : "Nope". Furthermore, the Siyahamba labyrinth that they promote and advertise on a billboard outside does not seem to be open to the public. Hopefully they will improve soon.
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