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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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Choir practice and not overly busy.

The cathedral is quite large, both inside and out. There aren't many plaques or memorials on the walls, but there is a bronze memorial to Australia's fallen soldiers. This is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

The cathedral is quite large, both inside and out. There aren't many plaques or memorials on the walls, but there is a bronze memorial to Australia's fallen soldiers. This is quite special. There was choir practice whit ha few people sitting in the pews. Very nice indeed.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

St. Mary's is located right alongside Hyde Park and over the road from the Australian Museum, with the closest metro stop being St. James a 2min walk away. It's a fantastic cathedral, irrespective of your beliefs, and I enjoyed the walk around it. It's free to enter & well accustomed to tourists in shorts, so don't be put off by... More 

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Neenah, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I love architecture and especially churches. We just so happened to catch a part of one of their Masses!! It is large and impressive, yet humbling.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

As I wandered around Sydney I found St Mary's Cathedral. I am glad I did. As I entered, it was a reminder of the beautiful cathedrals anywhere in Europe. Very much similar to Notre Dame in Paris. I felt at peace walking around both inside and out. Definitely visit the crypt below! Cheers!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

St. Mary's is a delightful oasis in Sydney. By chance we happened to arrive at the start of the 1:10PM daily Mass, and thus we experienced the church not just as a monument of architecture but as a place of worship. The windows are lovely, as are the chapels.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

While walking around Sydney we stopped by the St Patrick's Church. This has got to be one of the most well maintained churches that we've ever visited. Everything is spotless and gorgeous. The day we happened to be there, a boy's choir was practicing for some upcoming event and the sound was amazing. If you have the opportunity to be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Stop in this beautiful cathedral for respite from the blazing sun & heat. View from Hyde Park is lovely. You can walk the entire perimeter. Inside photos are prohibited - that was disappointing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We went here while visiting sydney we purchased a ticket for the hop on hop off bus and this is one of the stops it is situated in hyde park which is a beautiful spot for a beautiful cathedral. the building itself is a traditional catholic style with all its spires and arched windows and when you enter it only... More 

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Malibu, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Doesn't matter your faith (or lack of faith) It's cool to wander inside a big, really big old cathedral. I always try and make it a point to go "churchin" iat least one cities I get to visit. Big. Old. Beautiful. And free. Go on inside and get quiet for your minute...

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Had a nice visit to St Marys Cathedral. It is a functioning church. There were church members visiting, and tourists who had come to have a look as well. The cathedral does not allow photography inside the building, however, you can take photos of it by standing in the courtyard at the front of the church, or from Hyde Park... More 

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