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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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Even teenage boys were impressed

Took a bunch of teenage boys here today and surprisingly they were impressed. They sat quietly for quite some time and even took photos of the place. It has a nice airy feel to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed today
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Took a bunch of teenage boys here today and surprisingly they were impressed. They sat quietly for quite some time and even took photos of the place. It has a nice airy feel to it and is quite welcoming. Windows are pretty and the boys were impressed with the height of the ceiling. Worth a visit

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Love the structure of the St. Mary's Cathedral and the interior of it is really beautiful. A nice place to visit.

Thank YenPeng
Manresa, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

St. Mary’s Cathedral is a beautiful and gothic Cathedral built in the XIX century and it is located in College St., close to the Hyde Park in Sydney. It is a beautiful Cathedral to see it from outside or better from the Hyde Park. The Cathedral has two symmetrical towers and inside it is magnificent and you can sit down... More 

Thank AlbertSalichs
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As you approach this magnificent building you feels dwarfed by its size and its presence. It is magnificent on the outside but as you walk through the doors you find yourself in another world. There is nothing like in Australia. As a Catholic you would be proud, as an Australian you would be proud, as a visitor you would in... More 

Thank Michael J
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful Cathedral where one can easily spend an hour or more. The first impression is that it is a bit dark but as you walk around this gets better. It is a mixture of old and new. There are modern statues and older ones. There is a wonderful aura of peacefulness Definitely not to be missed is... More 

Thank Mary D
Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

In sharp contrast to the eclectic Opera House structure, this downtown beauty exhibits the architecture and traditional grandiose cathedral design of some of Europe's oldest and most treasured church structures. Soaring ceilings, quiet alcoves, flying buttresses, rose windows and complicated pipe organs systems complete the picture. Originally, Catholicism was illegal in the early colonies but eventually allowed. Gov. Macquarie refused... More 

Thank Junie L
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lovely to look at the many stain glass windows and see its beauty. You could feel the peacefulness. The only aspect I didn't like was some tourists didn't respect others in the church and talked loudly.

Thank DavidA1956
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This Roman Catholic cathedral is architecturally beautiful and has wonderful daily sung Mass and vespers. If you want to walk around and look at all the nooks and crannies, plan your visit for a time when services are not scheduled.

Thank EBinLACA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is large Gothic style cathedral with beautiful stained glass windows near Hyde Park and the Australian Museum. Despite the large number of visitors it is a peaceful place.

Thank SaW43
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent about an hour in the expansive Cathedral next to Hyde Park, very easy to get here especially if you are planning to go to Hyde Park or even to the Domain. Beautiful interior and it is very quiet although many tourist come to take pictures of the church.

Thank Yudi L

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