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Catholic Old St. Stephen's Church (chapel)

249 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
+61 (0)7 3224 3111
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Ranked #9 of 160 Attractions in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The cathedral is stunningly beautiful with an air of splendor. The stained glass windows are simply beautiful and when the sunlight streams through them light up the aisles with color. There are wonderful areas so make sure you walk right through the Cathedral. Its actually a cathedral.... While this is a plain cathedral by comparison it still has a selection... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This is well worth a visit, beautiful architecture - view a piece of Brisbane's history, you will be glad you did.

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Adelaide
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

A handsome and elegant church right in the heart of the city, walking distance from hotels and other attractions in Brisbane. Tastefully decorated, a place of peace and serenity.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

At the main Cathedral the amazing architecture of the time with it's beautiful works of art in the stained glass pictures tell an eternal story. Beside is the original Chapel. it is peaceful and tells a story of life in early Brisbane for the faithful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This cathedral was so pretty and peaceful and even had a guided tour if you would like one. Everyone was so respectful and they even have a cute little bookshop next door if you would like to get anything as a remembrance!

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Cairns Region, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

In the city, this beautiful old chapel is a haven to rest the weary mind and to reflect and pray.'You do not have to be religious to appreciate this little gem

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This little sandstone chapel right next to the larger St. Stephen's Church in Elizabeth Street is stunning, built around 1850, it is the oldest church in Queensland. It has been restored and was a delight to visit. Small in size, the interior is intimate with an unusual altar and a beautiful stained glass window depicting the life of St Stephen.... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a wonderful old building next to the cathedral. For many many years it was left to gradually "slip away" until St Stephen's was hugely renovated. and beautifully done. The work extended to the grounds, and the chapel. Within is a breathtaking art work, dedicated to Mary McKillop. The history and dignity of this place will bring a calmness... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This cathedral is a beautiful old building however adjacent to the cathedral is a real treasure. The small chapel houses the most beautiful sculpture of St Mary Mackillop. Sculpted from camphor laurel the aroma hits you as soon as you enter. At the rear of the chapel the beauty of the sculpture takes your breath away.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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16 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

marvellous monument of sandstone. beautiful stain glass paintings. helpful volunteer. prayer time. in silence amidst the hustle bustle of brisbane. radha aiyar. mumbai, india.

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