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St. Paul's Cathedral


8XMH+5X7, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire


+225 27 20 2 12026

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4.40 (3566 reviews)

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Working Hours

  • Saturday: 6:30 am to 7:30 pm
  • Sunday: 7 to 9 am, 11 am to 6 pm
  • Monday: 6:30 am to 7 pm
  • Tuesday: 6:30 am to 7 pm
  • Wednesday: 6:30 am to 7 pm
  • Thursday: 6:30 am to 7 pm
  • Friday: 6:30 am to 7 pm


Frequently mentioned in reviews: building (6) glass (6) 'est (6) lieu (6) good (7) cathedral (8) prayer (8) church (8) visit (9) pour (9) Abidjan (11) architecture (11) beautiful (11) nice (12) place (27)

  • 4Christos M. 4 months ago
    An impressive building that's is not as the typical cathedrals in a nice open area of Plateau in Abidjan. If you are in the area it is worth visiting

  • 5Ken C. 8 months ago
    Beautiful cathedral with interesting architecture and fancy stained glass.

  • 5Cristián H. 8 months ago
    Catholic cathedral. Nice place, nice architecture. A quiet worship place in the middle of a busy city

  • 5Marius STEPHANE K. 8 months ago
    Emblematic St Paul's Cathedral in Abidjan Plateau. Catholic Faith Church

  • 5Fred M. 9 months ago
    Worth the resources . The Catholic Church is making good use of it for spiritual enrichment of pilgrims and a centre for prayer. The sound system and acoustics remain very poor.

  • 5peter n. 9 months ago
    Amazing, Spiritual Cathedral, Aastonishing architecture had a great time

  • 5Ana C. 1 year ago
    Some say it resembles an elephant, others a wave. I don't know what it resembles, but I do know it's a building that takes you by surprise. From afar you only notice the huge concrete cross, but it is only when you get closer that you can see the rest of the building, with it's organic lines, wooden doors, and slanted roof. It is very interesting. You could see from the outside that the stained glass was very unusual, with African motifs, but when you get inside, it's midblowing! The colours and the bible scenes in an African context (so different from what one usually sees in Europe), are beautiful! I liked it so very much that I visited a second time and stayed for mass (Thursday, around 1:30 pm).

  • 5mustafa c. 1 year ago
    The church with a very large area and rain water from its roof flows directly into the bowl

  • 5Kiprono N. 1 year ago
    A magnificent cathedral with a unique design. Adorned with an amazing work of art. If you visit the cathedral, get a guide to take you through the speaking art

  • 5Mih Njua O. 1 year ago
    Calm and peaceful

  • 5Onalaja '. 1 year ago
    In one of these pictures, the Bay of Cocody is behind me. That bay is a beautiful stretch of water reminiscent of the Lagos Marina. The architecture between us though is a feast of the soul - an experience so moving that I feel the faculties of my soul floating; gently hovering over my body.

  • 5gnele Aicha Raky Lumiere c. 1 year ago
    Incredible experience with Jesus. His spirit is present in this place

  • 3Marcelo T. 1 year ago
    It is better in pictures than in reality. Full of people in an event without any single measure of protection against COVID. They want to go directly to heaven.

  • 4Kenneth W. 1 year ago
    I like the architecture here ancient flourishing in modern times.

  • 4Manuel G. 2 years ago
    Definetly "different", safe, quiet, nice. Surrounded by plenty of kids playing football.

  • 4Fouad H. 2 years ago
    A big cathedral with amazing design and painted glass. It has a big area around it with loan. It is a nice place to visit and to go to church

  • 5Chris J. 2 years ago
    If you can, find a way to get inside the church and view the stained glass. It is absolutely beautiful.

  • 5CHRISTOPHE K. 2 years ago
    Très belle cathédrale. Merveille architecturale. Lieu de culte de premier plan des chrétiens catholiques d'Abidjan.

  • 5Majeed A. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Beautiful cathedral (Original) Superbe cathédrale

  • 4kouakou sylvain k. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Perfect setting for prayer (Original) Cadre idéale pour la prière

  • 4Cabinet E. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Architectural plan is magnificent and it is a place of prayer. (Original) Plan architectural est magnifique et c'est un lieu de prière.

  • 5Aboa a. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) The way of the cross is very good. (Original) Le chemin de la croix est très bien.

  • 1Parfait B. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Beautiful place (Original) Endroit magnifique

  • 5SARL N. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Magnificent (Original) Magnifique

  • 3DIAKITE C. 2 years ago

  • 5Heureux E. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Good place of prayer (Original) Bon lieu de prière

  • 5Marco C. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Adijani (Original) Adijani

  • 4Serge Léandre R C. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Good moment of diocesan activity in this cathedral (Original) Bon moment d'activité diocésaine en cette cathédrale

  • 4Kalou C. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Very good (Original) Super bien

  • 4Julie K. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) It's beautiful (Original) C'est beau

  • 3Ryane Jonas Y. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Tall and beautiful (Original) Grand et beau

  • 4Christelle M. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) You will find a special presence there. Who will reinforce you. And will give you the solution to the concern. Also the strength to continue on the path. (Original) Vous y trouverez une présence particulière. Qui vous recofortera. Et vous donnera la solution à la préoccupation. Aussi la force de continuer le chemin.

  • 1James de G. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) When I arrived the guard informed me that the church was closed, but also told me that I could enter if I would pay him 10 mil CFA. I had read all the reviews before going there saying it's free to enter so I think the guard wanted to earn some extra money - which I refused on my part. The guard (skinny, 1.80-1.85m, 40-50 years old) was very rude and he did not have a badge. The incident occurred on Sunday January 31, 2021 at 4:15 p.m. at the entrance in front of the Abidjan Palace of Justice. (Original) Quand je suis arrivé le garde m'a informé que l'église était fermée, mais m'a aussi dit que je pouvais entrer si je lui paierais 10 mil CFA. J'avais lu tous les commentaires avant d'y aller en disant que c'est gratuit d'entrer donc je crois que le guard a voulu gagner un peu d'argent extra - ce que j'ai refusé de ma part. Le guard (maigre, 1.80-1.85m, 40-50 ans) était très impoli et il n'avait pas un badge. L'incident s'est produit le dimanche 31 janvier 2021 à 16h15 à l'entrée en face du Palais de Justice d'Abidjan.

  • 5marie-paule k. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Full of blessing 🥰 (Original) Plein de bénédiction 🥰

  • 4Awa O. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) It is a beautiful, calm and favorable place to meditate and pray (Original) C est un bel endroit calme et propice pour se recueillir et prier

  • 5MARC ARTHUR D. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) I went there for morning worship and it was good, in a nice setting (Original) J'y suis allée pour l'adoration matinale et c'était bien , dans un cadre agréable

  • 5oblé sidjé marie f. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) I enjoyed the morning mass on weekdays very much (Original) J'ai beaucoup apprécié la messe du matin en semaine

  • 5Madihou S. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Modern religious building (Original) Édifice religieux moderne

  • 4Jackson M. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Simply beautiful with the bonus of the availability of Pierre Aka, Master Ceremonial (Original) Magnifique tout simplement avec en bonus la disponibilité de Pierre Aka, Maître Cérémonial

  • 5Dado A. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) soothing place I go there when I'm not very emotional (Original) lieu apaisant je m'y rend quand je ne suis pqs bien emotionnellement

  • 3MAGNY T. 2 years ago
    Must see place in Abidjan. Please ladies forget about the heels when going for a visit over there.

  • 4Ella Y. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Very good church (Original) Très bonne église

  • 5saint-clair a. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) 5-star religious building in Abidjan. The second largest and most beautiful Catholic prayer temple in the Ivory Coast after the Yamoussoukro Basilica (Original) Édifice religieux 5 étoiles d'Abidjan. Le deuxième plus grand et beau temple catholique de prière de la côte d'Ivoire après la basilique de yamoussoukro

  • 5Marie-paule E. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) A holy place (Original) Un lieux Saint

  • 5Aké Thierry O. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) High place of spirituality. (Original) Haut lieu de spiritualité.

  • 3Samuel K. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) I like Saint Paul's Cathedral because of the prayer and the different masses (Original) J'aime bien la cathédrale Saint-Paul à cause de la prière et les différentes messes

  • 5Marie A. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Very beautiful place of worship and tourism (Original) Très bel endroit de culte et de tourisme

  • 2Joseph A. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Just passing by not had to visit it concretely (Original) Juste de passage pas eu à le visiter concrètement

  • 5kablan n. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Many mass schedules and anti-covid19 barrier measures are strictly observed. Quiet place for meditation and prayer (Original) Beaucoup d'horaires de messe et les mesures barrières anti covid19 sont strictement respectés. Lieu calme pour le recueillement et la prière

  • 5Océane A. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) This place looks like a basilica even if it is not but it is a beautiful place to meditate (Original) Ce lieu ressemble à une basilique même si elle ne l'est pas mais c'est un bel endroit pour se recueillir

  • 5Perrine A. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) An architectural work of worship. When visiting Abidjan, you must visit it. (Original) Une oeuvre architecturale d'adoration. En visite à Abidjan, il faut la visiter.

  • 5Narelwinde Z. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Good religious site for Catholics (Original) Bon site religieux pour les catholiques

  • 4Kouakou Charles K. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Beautiful architecture ... Ideal place for a meditation in Abidjan (Original) Belle architecture... Endroit idéal pour un recueillement à Abidjan

  • 5Narcisse K. 2 years ago
    Good place for prayer

  • 5Meleme Gilberte E. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) An ideal setting for resting mind and body (Original) Un cadre idéal pour se reposer l'esprit et le corps

  • 4john A. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) This place is not only a religious place but also a cultural one it has an auditorium within it. The architecture is really crazy. (Original) Ce lieu est non seulement un endroit religieux mais aussi culturel il comporte un auditorium en son sein. L'architecture est vraiment de ouf.

  • 5Jean-Baptiste N. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Superb iconic cathedral of Abidjan with extraordinary architecture. Built in 1980 to the plans of the architect Also Spirito, it has splendid stained glass windows on its three sides (it is triangular in shape) but mainly on the two sides which surround the altar as well as behind it. As you enter from a wide side and low ceiling, the entire triangular architecture is amphitheatrically designed to focus the view and attention on the altar. The ceiling, as drawn towards the heavens, is then completely invisible, as inaccessible. Unfortunately, due to a lack of funds, this splendid building suffers from a cruel lack of maintenance ... (Original) Superbe cathédrale iconique d'Abidjan à l'architecture extraordinaire. Construite en 1980 sur les plans de l'architecte Also Spirito, elle possède de splendides vitraux sur ses trois côtés (elle est de forme triangulaire) mais principalement sur les deux côtés qui entourent l'autel ainsi que derrière celui-ci. Alors qu'on y entre par un côté large et bas de plafond, toute l'architecture triangulaire est conçue en amphithéâtre pour focaliser la vue et l'attention sur l'autel. Le plafond, comme entraîné vers les cieux est alors totalement invisible, comme inaccessible. Malheureusement, faute de moyens sans doute, ce bâtiment splendide souffre d'un manque cruel d'entretien...

  • 5yao S. 2 years ago
    Well ventilated. Comply with Covid restrictions

  • 5Erwin D. 2 years ago
    It's a nice place to visit.

  • 5Satyakam Dipak R. 2 years ago
    Ethereal experience. Very unique architecture. The stained glass church windows look beautiful. Sundays are a good time to visit when the mass is held

  • 2Lisette B. 2 years ago
    Quiet place

  • 5Shola B. 3 years ago
    Its a nice place to visit. Good architectural design and vicinity. It's also a very good tourist attraction for anyone who visits Abidjan. Its very quiet and serene here. It has large siting capacity for the worshippers. A large car park and other amenities. A nice place. It's free to go in here we didn't pay any toll which is nice.

  • 5Temiloluwa E. 3 years ago
    Beautiful place of worship

  • 3A. 3 years ago
    Architecture is a bit brutal, though interesting in a assertive afro-centric way, basically a nice, quiet place to walk around with some ok views toward Markory.

  • 4Rütger Adriano W. 3 years ago
    It's the first decent place I saw here in town

  • 4Jeffrey H. 4 years ago
    They have a nice English community as well. You can always pass by if you're a foreigner from an English speaking country to fellowship with them

  • 4Dawit M. 4 years ago
    A nice church to visit. Nice view from the top of thr cross

  • 5Mark E. 4 years ago
    Nice church community. An English mass is celebrated on every Sunday at 11 am. It’s a multi national congregation where members come from all over the world

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  • Accessibility
    • Wheelchair-accessible car park
    • Wheelchair-accessible entrance

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