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St. Mary's Cathedral, Cape Town

The St. Mary's Cathedral[1][2] more formally known as the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Flight into Egypt, is the name given to a religious building belonging to the Catholic Church and is located in Cape Town,[3][4] in South Africa.

St. Mary's Cathedral
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33°55′42″S 18°25′02″E / 33.92832°S 18.4172403°E / -33.92832; 18.4172403Coordinates: 33°55′42″S 18°25′02″E / 33.92832°S 18.4172403°E / -33.92832; 18.4172403
Location Cape Town
Country  South Africa
Denomination Roman Catholic Church

It is located specifically in Stalplein (or the Stable square) near the parliament building.

The local bishop bought land in 1839 and the first stone was laid two years later, being consecrated on April 28, 1851 with the Gothic Revival style design of Otto Hagger.

In 1926 he added a tower and the sanctuary was remodeled in 1947. In 1951 he was consecrated as a Catholic Cathedral. Its last restoration was done in 1997.

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