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Old town Dar

It is worthwhile to consider a cultural historical walk in downtown Dar. The St Joseph Cathedral is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Cathedral in front of Zanzibar ferry terminal

Another building which was built by the German during their early Colonial days, it stand tall in... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
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Sokoine Drive, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
+255 753 500 899
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 10 July 2015

We took a group of 22 to the Sunday service. The music selections were quite surprising and different. The Catholic service is basically the same worldwide. Great Cathedral!!

2  Thank MarvinBailey7
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 22 January 2018

The cathedral was opened in 1902 from German missionaries. The cathedral took about 5 years of construction. The Germans had a strong influence in the town as did the Arabs. The cathedral is only open during church services so don’t expect to get in unless...More

1  Thank Paul K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well attended Masses on Sunday , good Choir (at 10 am Swahili mass). I go to hear the Swahili voices singing in harmonies.They are a credit to St Josephs

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is worthwhile to consider a cultural historical walk in downtown Dar. The St Joseph Cathedral is one of the places to visit, ideally during a mass when music and songs will cheer up the harbour area

Thank davidboselie
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Another building which was built by the German during their early Colonial days, it stand tall in the vicinity and sure a beautiful building with great architecture.

Thank kiltmaker2
Reviewed 3 October 2018

St. Joseph’s Cathedral, Roman Catholic, built by Germans more than 115 years ago, impressive architecture, outside and inside, with stained glass windows, the whole structure reminded me of churches in Germany. On 1 September 1990 Pope John Paul II addressed the faithful in this cathedral....More

Thank Helmut S
Reviewed 3 September 2018

The staff are friendly, I was offered to ascend the bell tower and of course i was asked for a tip. The worst thing is that the upper part of the tower is covered by tight metal wire which makes photography impossible. its a pity!

Thank Mamdouh S
Reviewed 1 August 2018

For the second time I had an opportunity of worshiping at St. Joseph Cathedral during my stay at Dar es salaam. I like the way prayers are conducted and the praise and worship time, especially the quoir.

Thank _tng_stella
Reviewed 10 July 2018

From the Germany Rule. These churches St. Joseph Cathedral and Azania Front Lutheran Church were both built in same era and stands to this Day. the Gothic architecture is a must see.

1  Thank Augustine R
Reviewed 18 June 2018

This a hundred and so metropolitan cathedral is located in the heart of Dar es salaam with a vibrant diverse and engaging Catholic community..! Catering both swahili and English masses Sunday Schedule: 7:00am swahili 8:30am English 10:00am Swahili 11:45am English 04:30pm Swahili Tip: the 8:30am...More

1  Thank mwasapi
Reviewed 22 May 2018

Very Old but Modern church, its located in town that's one of the thing everyone like, and easy to be reach. its located in poster (city center) near Azam Fast Ferries. it has a big space where by everyone can have a chance to to...More

Thank AlfredyJ
Reviewed 10 May 2018

Stumbled acros this and thought it would be a good idea to go in to get away from the sun. The church was actually closed, but with some broken English (And a tip) I managed to get in. I had a tour right up to...More

Thank marrioa05
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10 October 2016|
Response from AlfredyJ | Reviewed this property |
yes. its true. they all have the same structure that makes them easy remembered, uniqueness
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15 April 2016|
Response from Biche-ChickAbutTown |
Yes. I live in Dar and take visitors there quite often. No one has ever been asked what religion they are.