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St. Mary's Cathedral

Address: St Mary's Road & Prince Albert Road, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: 61 02 9220 0400
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$93*
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Sydney Day Tour with Optional Sydney Harbour...
88%
Ranked #41 of 273 Attractions in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Elgin, Illinois
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166 reviews 166 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We attended Christmas Eve services. As expected, it was jammed full. Hot. OK, very hot AND plenty of humidity. I suppose thre is not enough power or funds to put in AC but to me, to have all those great pieces of art and architecture open to the heat and humidity... The church is beautiful, no doubt and worthwhile for... More 

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Bali, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

First time I saw this church from afar, I made a plan to go there. However that plan never get a chance to be executed after almost 1.5 years, because I live in Leura (which 2 hours by train is a big deal for me..) After 1.5 years finally I moved to Sydney, and get a chance to visit it,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The place screams of architectural prowess of old and is very well kept. It gives a very solemn atmosphere. It's sad that it's not overflowing with people during the mass or maybe the place is just massive that it doesn't look filled. It's a great place for taking pictures too.

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

A tourist attraction without even a restroom. I had a 5 years old with me who really needed to go, and the one in the complex was closed for some reason. I was told to go across the road to Hyde park. That was also out of service. The church/security staff must be going somewhere, but not enough humanity at... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Beautiful Cathedral filled with stained glass windows, carved stone and a place to light candles for loved ones. Words can't decribe its beauty.

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This cathedral is absolutely beautiful! I have visited many, and this ranks at the top. The story painted about the Passion of Christ is awesome. You can feel the peace while sitting in this cathedral.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

It's a beautiful Cathedral located in the city center. Within walking distance from Museums and Park. It's big and beautiful, very meticulously clean and calm inside. There are many ornaments and spots so see and to pray or just to enjoy its beauty. It's truly is a beautiful place. Too bad, picture taking is not allowed inside the Cathedral, so... More 

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Sidney, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

A wonderful church surrounding by the Hyde Park. It's majestic and in gothic style. I love it very much!

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We were thrilled with the carols we heard outside the cathedral, where hundreds sat or stood beside the Nativity Scene, and by the steps, all the way to the far end of the courtyard in front. However we had arrive dearly (at 7 20 PM) in the hopes of attending the Christmas Eve Mass inside the Cathedral. We were able... More 

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Colombo, , Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Last night we sat and watched the lights at the facade of St: Mary's Cathedral Sydney. It was beautiful. I liked the visuals of "The Partridge in a Pear Tree" it provided the "fun" segment of this wonderful work of modern technology. The whole of it blending into the architecture..amazing ! The atmosphere around too was of the "glad tidings"... More 

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