St. Catherine's Cathedral, Alexandria

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Church · Hidden Gem · Architectural Building
The St. Catherine's Cathedral (كاتدرائية سانت كاترين) is the Roman Catholic cathedral of the Apostolic Vicariate in Alexandria, Egypt. It also serves as the church of the local Franciscan monastery.
The basilica was built in the Neo-Baroque from 1847 to 1856 by the Franciscan architect Serafino da Baceno. The Franciscans have been present since the seventeenth century in Alexandria, where it is particularly concerned by European pilgrims who were on their way to the Holy Land. In the 1840s the new buildings of the convent and school were founded. The new church, a basilica with classical dome also conceived as the cathedral of the Apostolic Vicariate, established in 1839, and received the name of the martyr Catherine of Alexandria. The dedication took place on November 24, 1850. In 1927, the current facade, designed by Mario Avena in the Roman Baroque style was added. Here is buried king Victor Emmanuel III of Italy.
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  • I'm not a christian, so I was not particularly impressed by this place. But it's part of the history of the place, so one can justify going there. Be warned: to get in you must give your passport to.....  more »
  • Amazing place to visit & even more amazing storys. I enjoyed it allot listening to the Saint stories and miracles the paintings and sculptures are amazing but to be able to understand their...  more »
  • In this place with its beautiful Cathedral and gardens and AC Club there you can feel what means really to be sisters&brothers with all honest peoples on this Earth!!! The Franciscan Friars are GREAT !!! They hug ALL honest and good persons and it's not important what faith have these persons!!! In fact GOD created everything and us humans too, but all these many different religions are only products of us humans!!!! For our good GOD is not important if we are Christians or Muslims or Hebrews or Buddhists etc......., for our beloved original father GOD is only important that we humans are honest and have a good and clean soul=mind and that we love each other !!!! Amen.
  • So nice remarkable long history,can't go to alex.without visiting it.a piece of high souly life

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