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“Glorious Church” 5 of 5 stars
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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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“Glorious Church”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

We went to High Mass on Sunday in St Mary's Cathedral. Cardinal Geoge Pell was the celebrant and he was accompanied by the St Mary Cathedral choir who sang for the entire mass in Latin. What a profoundly beautiful celebration. The Cathedral itself is magnificent and huge! After mass Cardinal Pell stood outside the front doors and greeted the congregation. I heartily recommend, if you are able to, to attend the Sunday high mass.

Visited November 2012
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“Interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

It is one of the two big cathedrals in Sydney. I have been on an interesting tour of the crypt area. It is nicer now that the steeples/spires have finally been completed. Only a short walk/detour from Hyde Park and the centre of the city.

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“Sacred”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Being a Hindu, I love all religions and was thrilled to see this beautiful place of worship. Really serene and gr8 architecture. The huge leg piano (Choir) was 1st for me.

Visited October 2012
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“The largest cathedral in Australia”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Right in the heart of the city, this third reincarnation of the originals is the most imposing, particularly with the newly-installed spires. Inside are the resting places of Australia's cardinals, for whom this is their principal seat. Concerts are often held here, and their choir rates as one of the finest in the land.

Visited December 2011
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“Peace and quiet”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

A lovely old cathederal that only during the past decades has had the spires attached. There has been a refurbishment of this building to bring it back to some of it's previous glory. Opposite Hyde Park gardens.

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