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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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$95*
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Sydney Day Tour with Optional Sydney Harbour...
88%
Ranked #41 of 238 Attractions in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Nor religious in any way but a trip to see the lights on the Cathedral is more than worth it! Only a short walk from Pullman Hyde Park and highly recommended.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

St. Mary's Cathedral is a lovely old Church in Sydney. A beautiful building, very peaceful and tranquil. Well worth a visit.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We arrived shortly after lunchtime mass, which means the largely volunteer staff goes off to eat - leaving the door with disabled access unattended. Fine if you're actually just able-bodied with a pram, if you have a disability I guess you just have to wait until lunch is over which doesn't seem particularly fair... The building is one of Sydney's... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Last year I saw the Christmas Light show on the beautiful facade of St.Mary's Cathedral east of Hyde Park, and was speechless. I have never seen such a stunningly gorgeous and artistic light display. The boys choir was divine and combining the two was such a delight my friends and I stood and allowed the visual beauty and the musical... More 

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Grenoble, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Except the fact that there are some security guards to prohib pictures even wihout flash, this place is really to visit. A l'exception des gardiens qui s'acharne à interdire les photo meme sans flash l'endroit est vraiment à visiter

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

One of the most impressive cathedral buildings to be seen in Australia, St Mary's is well worth a visit. Seems to be no problem going inside for a look around but photographs of the interior are discouraged.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

St. Mary's Cathedral is a tremendously imposing and striking structure just east of Hyde Park. Fabulous archecture that rivals some of the most impressive churches of Europe. Lots of interesting statues and features that will surprise you at nearly every nook and cranny. Even if you're not Catholic or even religious, you will undoubtedly appreciate the beauty and craftsmanship of... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I have no interior photos as they were not allowed. The interior was spectacular with stained glass and interesting statues.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 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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