St. Augustine Cathedral, Tucson

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    One of Tucson's Religious Attractions

    by Africancrab Written Aug 13, 2012
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    St. Augustine Cathedral is located downtown Tucson on Stone Avenue. It is a magnificent sandstone facade structure built in the 1800s. The style is modeled after the cathedral of Queretaro in Mexico, carved with images of yucca, horned toad lizards and saguaro cacti. The exterior is crafted with a bandstand of more than three hundred flowers with a thousand leaves, branches and made purely of steal, incredible craftsmanship.

    The interior is also eye catching but with a modest tone meant to Reverence God. It is the oldest Cathedral in Town and the mother church of the Roman Catholic Church in Tucson.

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    St. Augustine Cathedral 1896

    by Yaqui Updated Oct 22, 2011

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    Dating back to 1896, the building has an impressive sandstone façade with carvings of saguaro, yucca, and horned-toad lizards. Above the entry is a bronze statue of St. Augustine, the patron saint of Tucson.

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    St. Augustine Cathedral

    by lamentforicarus Written May 20, 2004

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    The Saint Augustine Cathedral was constructed in 1896 and is situated near the site of the original church bearing the same name. In 1936, the first St. Augustine was torn down, and only a few foundation stones remain in a park on current day Congress and Broadway streets. The facade of the newer cathedral is made in the Romanesque Revival style popular in at the time, and was modeled after the Cathedral of Quartero, in present day Mexico. Above the entrance is a statue of St. Augustine, and in the baptistry is a crucifix brought from Spain by Urguelles, dating from the 12th century. A historic bell dating back to 1807 can also be found in the church, dedicated to the patron saint of Mexico, the Virgin of Guadalupe. The bell once belonged to the chapel of the Presidio of San Agustin del Tucson, the building that marked the birthdate of Tucson, and later to the bell tower of the first St. Augustine church.

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    Cathedral of St. Augustine

    by zrim Written Mar 30, 2003

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    St. Augustine's Cathedral

    It has a similar appearance to the San Xavier Mission, but it is a starkly different building on the inside. This stately cathedral has none of the whimsical paintings or raffish furnishings of the mission. This cathedral is all business and quite lackluster on the inside: dour, muted and dim.

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    St Augustine's Cathedral

    by Jim_Eliason Written Jan 6, 2008

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    St Augustine's Cathedral

    Dating to 1896 this is Tucson's largest church and is the third church built in Tucson (the only one of which is still standing).

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