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St. Joseph’s Cathedral, Zanzibar by Isamtelhami

The church was built by French missionaries between 1893 and 1898. The design of the church was based on that of the Marseille Cathedral,[3] and in fact the two churches bear some resemblance to each other, the Stone Town cathedral being much smaller. Its main architectural feature is twin spires (like those of Marseille’s church) that are one of the easiest elements of Stone Town’s skyline to spot from elevated places as well as from the ocean.[3] The interior is painted with scenes form the Old Testament, all of which have been destroyed due to the poorly done restoration in 2014. The tiles and stained glass windows were imported from France

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