Butare catholic Cathedral, Butare

2.9
#9 of 12 in Historic Sites in Rwanda
A giant cross dominates the red brick exterior of Butare catholic Cathedral, built in the 1930s to commemorate Swedish Princess Astrid. Although unfinished, the long hallway in the interior, the arches, and the large windows give the structure an airy feel. Outside, observe the sculpture of Mary and enjoy the spacious garden. See if you can catch a service to hear the gospel choir. To visit Butare catholic Cathedral on your trip to Butare, use our Butare trip itinerary planner.
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  • Imagine a church in three parts. Nothing spectacular in its decoration but its plan Yes! In a way a T which each equal branch may contain 60/700 faithful. The choir is located at the meeting of the three branches of the T. so imagine the strength of faith of the faithful when the Cathedral is full and the choir goes unchain... Unlike the offices in France, take precautions because here a mass lasts 2 hours.
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  • You will see this cathedral from a distance. It is a huge building, surrounded by outbuildings used for religious purposes. The church is built out of brick and is without decorations. The cross vaults are made of steel and the roof of corrugated sheets. When it rains it should give a huge noise. Nice to see here, as a landmark you are so ready.
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