The cathedral as we know it today is designed by Picq. It combines neo-gothic, neo-renaissance and neo-byzantine influences. It was built in 1893 following the great fire of 1890 and the cyclone of 1891. Its structure, made of iron and cast iron incorporated, rises above the neighboring buildings. Ventilation is a key element, evidenced by its open bell tower, restored identically to the original to allow the prevailing winds to pass through.
Yet another symbol is the great height of the building that brings in a lot of natural light.
The building was dedicated on July 2, 1895. It has since undergone several restorations during the years 1919-1920 and, more recently, between 1976 and 1979.
Listed as a historic monument in 1990, the building is rather impressive.