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St. Mary's Cathedral

St Mary's Road & Prince Albert Road, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
61 02 9220 0400
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Ranked #47 of 300 Attractions in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

The church is stunning. Towering high and visible from Hyde Park, I had to visit. I slipped in on Sunday mass. This church rivals many that I visited in England with stained glass windows and breathtaking architecture. Even if you're not religious by any means, it's certainly worth a visit!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We were fortunate enough to enter the cathedral before the service and could have sat there for a while taking in the beauty of the building but had lots to do that weekend.

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Richmond, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Everywhere we travel we find comfort in visiting a few churches and this one was beautiful. There was a service going on when we went in and it was nice to take a seat and hear the sermon and relax. The rose window and statues are amazing. I recommend going to the church and then visiting the store after. I... More

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Monroe, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

Had a fantastic view of it from our hotel window ( Holiday Inn Potts Point ) funny took me 2 days to notice it, spent my time looking right and it was on the left. I didn't go up close and personal. I understand why they don't allow pictures inside but I have seen a lot of churches and my... More

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washington dc
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

A handsome historic church, with beautiful stained glass, included in the city tour. It is elevated by the series of modern reflecting pools and water terraces off to one side, the perfect way to tie a Gothic Revival structure to a very modern city.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We went here for a christening and it was absolutely beautiful. We walked around at our own pace, we loved the ceiling and stained glass windows. Would defiantly go back next time we are in town.

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Buderim, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This structure was an amazing feat for the time it was built. It was a pity you couldn't take any photos but I suppose it was free to get in. It is worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

our driver and at the same time a tour guide drop us by at the st. marys cathedral. the church stands so nice and big and the place is clean and beautiful. the surrounding is and open space and nice to seat and good for chatting. prepare your camera and have a big smile.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Whilst holidaying in Sydney July-August '14 myself & three teenage girls had a walk around & thru this stunning cathedral,we were all very impressed with the building detail,simply spectacular? The stained glass windows are some of the biggest & best i have ever seen so,if your ever in Sydney do yourself a favour & have a look you wont regret... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

It's such a large cathedral, yet inside is just exquisite. It's so tranquil amidst the hustle and bustle of the city! The architecture is just breath-taking, very sacred. I would recommend to drop-in if you have the time and are in the area.

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