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St. Mary's Cathedral

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Address: St Mary's Road & Prince Albert Road, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: 61 02 9220 0400
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St Mary's Matters

Religious persuasion doesn't matter here. This cathedral is just a place of sanctuary and tranquility. No matter how you feel it's the best place to sit and enjoy the serenity and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Helena C
Sydney, Australia

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Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Religious persuasion doesn't matter here. This cathedral is just a place of sanctuary and tranquility. No matter how you feel it's the best place to sit and enjoy the serenity and the wonderful feeling of peace. It has the most decorative and impressive windows and altars. Try it. You will feel much better after having entered. Seriously.

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Galena, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We saw the Cathedral from the Tower and it was on our way to the Botanical Garden. We stopped in for a look at this beautiful church but didn't stay long.

Thank LindaMarita
cork ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

When we visited the Cathedral it was just before Christmas and there was a beautiful Nativity scene just opposite the south doorway The Cathedral is built with yellow sandstone quarried locally which is quite common in other buildings in the city The design is Gothic revival. Inside the Cathedral is spacious with a wonderful high altar. It has a great... More 

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Waterford, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

St Marys Cathedral is well worth stopping by for a visit. The Cathedral has a huge array of fabulous Stained Glass Windows.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful building and if you are into architecture then you should visit this cathedral which is easily accessible and open to the public free of charge.

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Woodbury, MN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing animated light show was choreographed with music and was a site to see! We flew into Sydney on Christmas Day and walked to the Cathedral last minute after reading about it in a tourist book. So happy we did! It was spectacular! With so many spectators, it was quiet with excellent views of the cathedral and tourists were extremely... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Another great church which should not be missed. I was lucky to be there duing the sunday prayers before Christmas and I felt blessed. An architectural marvel and a peaceful place to stay calm and cool and let your mind free.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is easy to tell the Anglicans (C of E) were the chosen ones in the 1800's - their cathedral, a beautiful building in its own right, is adjacent to the Town Hall on George Street. The Catholic Cathedral, a larger and more impressive building started in the late 1860's shows the fervour of the Irish Catholics who despite the... More 

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Espoo, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

St Mary's Cathedral is a grand building. The entrance is free of charge. The Cathedral has very nice art work - mainly the windows, but also other decor. You can also take amazing pictures of the exterior and interior.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here prior to a Free Sydney Walking Tour and really thought this cathedral was special. We would've like to have had more information on it and be better prepared for our visit but it was still good to go in and walk around this amazing building.

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