Cayenne Cathedral

Cayenne Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Sauveur de Cayenne
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4°56′23″N 52°19′54″W / 4.93972°N 52.33167°W / 4.93972; -52.33167Coordinates: 4°56′23″N 52°19′54″W / 4.93972°N 52.33167°W / 4.93972; -52.33167
LocationCayenne, French Guiana
CountryFrance
DenominationRoman Catholic Church
History
Former namesSaint Nicolas Church
Consecrated9 November 1934
Architecture
Architect(s)Victor Toubi[1]
Specifications
MaterialsStone and brick[1]

Cayenne Cathedral (French: Cathédrale Saint-Sauveur de Cayenne) is a Roman Catholic cathedral, seat of the Diocese of Cayenne. It is a national monument of France, located in the town of Cayenne, capital of French Guiana.

History

Construction of the first church started in 1825 and was completed in 1833.[2] It was originally named the Saint Nicolas Church. In 1923, it was decided to replace the church with a stone and brick structure. Construction started in 1925, and was finished in 1933.[1] On 9 November 1934, it was consecrated.[3] The Cayenne Cathedral was enlarged between 1952 and 1954, and is the largest church in French Guiana. It was declared a monument on 29 October 2012.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c d Base Mérimée: Cathédrale Saint-Sauveur, Ministère français de la Culture. (in French)
  2. ^ "Cayenne Cathedral". Structurae. Retrieved 20 December 2021.
  3. ^ "Paroisse Saint Sauveur – Cathédrale". Eglise Catholique en Guyane Française (in French). Retrieved 20 December 2021.

External links

  • Media related to Cathédrale Saint-Sauveur de Cayenne at Wikimedia Commons
  • Location of the cathedral
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