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Churches in Fort de France

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2 churches in Fort de France

Churches in Fort-de-France
Sacré Coeur de Balata
This is perhaps the most famous and visited church in Martinique, a replica of the Basilica of Sacre Coeur in Paris. It is located about 7 km of Fort-de-France, and can be accesesd by exiting at RN 3 the road to Morne-Rouge (known as "Route de la Trace"), in the National Park of Balata. It is on the hill, in an elevated position with a viewpoint, from which you can enjoy magnificent views looking over the bay and the capital of Martinique. The church was built by Monseigneur Lequien in 1915, after the eruption of Montagne Pele destroyed Saint-Pierre in 1902 (until then the capital of the island) and was designed by the French architect Wuifflef. Its Byzantine dome, on which the statue of the Sacred Heart stands, is the most notable part. Admission is free, and the church can be visited every day from 8 to 12h and 15 to 18h. A daily Mass takes place at 9:30.
Churches in Fort-de-France
Sainte Therese Church
The Church of St. Therese of the Child Jesus is in the upper part of ​​the city on the Pichevin, or Capuchins hill, and was constructed to give a place of worship to the population ve had moved in the outskirts. From there you can see port Tourelles and sunsets with the sun beating down on the Caribbean. The church was constructed in the year 1938, with a structure similar to that of the Cathedral, where the highlight is its high tower that can be seen from any point of the city. It was designed by Wulfleff. The interior is divided into 3 naves, and is considered one of the loveliest churches on the island.