The Cathedral of Immaculate conception of Ouagadougou

Written by on November 8, 2021

The tale takes us to Burkina Faso, The name Burkina Faso means land of Honest people, and its capital Ouagadougou means welcome home here with us. 

We are looking at the cathedral of Ouagadougou also known as the cathedral of Immaculate conception of Ouagadougou. It was constructed in the 1930s by Apostle Joany of the white fathers at a time when Burkina Faso was known as French North Africa. It took two years to complete this cathedral that has a Romanesque Basilica Style of Architecture, you’d mistake it for a European building except for its beautiful earthen color which gives it an African Feel as its exterior was constructed using red mud bricks. It also has a stone arch carve of the Virgin Mary. This church with no spire and steeples of different height has been standing since the 1930s and is a unique landmark of Burkina Faso.  

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