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beautiful singing

we arrived just as the daily prayer began and we witnessed some of the loveliest singing by the... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2018
Amnon F
Tel Aviv District, Israel
A "must see" once you are in Nuku Hiva

This cathedral is very "out of place" - not to be imagined on a South Pacific isle! It is a lovely... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2018
William P
Glendale, Arizona
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Taiohae, French Polynesia
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All reviews nuku hiva lovely church beautiful setting worth a stop polynesian flowers statues cruise cathedral cross grounds stone structure garden
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Reviewed 16 July 2018

we arrived just as the daily prayer began and we witnessed some of the loveliest singing by the people praying themselves. the church itself is interesting with some local motifs embedded like the 2 guardsman guarding the enterence

Thank Amnon F
Reviewed 24 June 2018

This cathedral is very "out of place" - not to be imagined on a South Pacific isle! It is a lovely large church not too far from the cruise docking area (possibly 15-minutes walk). The exterior is beautiful, but the interior is light, airy, and...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

While on cruise this one of our ports to visit Nuku Hiva. We had read about the cathedral and decided it had to be a “must see”. So happy we were fortunate to be there and see this wonderful peaceful and be able to pray...More

Reviewed 26 March 2018

This is a special spot of historical interest as well as spiritual interest. We were there as they were preparing for Palm Sunday services. Beautiful voices.

Thank rel601wea
Reviewed 24 March 2018

Located along the waterfront it is a modern and beautiful church, so unlike the traditional Polynesian churches and is well worth a short visit.

Thank Anthony S
Reviewed 8 March 2018

A short distance from the Nuku Hiva harbor is the Notre Dame Cathedral. Although this is a relatively new structure the surroundings are beautiful and the carvings inside are classic Marquean. Wheelchair accessible.

Thank BobWE
Reviewed 16 January 2018

We were fortunate to meet a Frenchman willing to provide history of the church. Worth a stop by to see. Lovely grounds and setting for the Cathedral.

Thank Brian B
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Do not miss this gem! It is a new church, built by Maquesan people. Light floods the place and illuminates the wooden figures that represent Christian saints with Marquesan faces, very impressive. Do not forget to admire the flower stones under the font. They are...More

Thank edisteiner
Reviewed 22 August 2017

This was visited while on the Aranui 5 cruise. It was delightful. Lovely church, pretty setting, great carvings including the signs of the cross, pretty gardens- a lovely experience.

Thank AucklandWiz
Reviewed 4 August 2017

We were lucky to be on the sailed over Mothers Day weekend. we were visiting the Tiki park along the water from in torrential rain when we heard angelic singing. We followed the sound to the Cathedral and listened to the whole service. The singing...More

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Response from Amnon F | Reviewed this property |
its about 10-15 minutes walk from the harbor. you can certainly do it by yourselves, and depending on the time you arrive you can also pass through the local market that has some nice handcraft stands