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“Beautiful building” 5 of 5 stars
Review of St Francis Xavier Cathedral

St Francis Xavier Cathedral
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
08 8232 8688
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Ranked #36 of 76 Attractions in Adelaide
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Adelaide, Australia
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
28 attraction reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Beautiful building”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2012

Beautiful Gothic Revival building. Lovely Bell Tower.
Statue of Mary Mackillop in the garden alongside.

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Glenelg, Australia
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“Wonderful Building in heart of the city”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012

Beautiful Gothic building. Arches and timber ceilings. Well worth an inspection.

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Adelaide
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“A calming place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

A calming place. The interior is filled with dark amber light in the mornings and afternoons/evenings. Walk down to Our Lady's alter and look back at the bell-ringers' chamber - the bell ringers can be seen through a large glass window. The Cathedral is very close to the Adelaide Central Market - an Adelaide must - but not open every day. The nearby architecture in Victoria Square is wonderful and challenging.

Visited January 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Not the grandest but majestic enough”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2008

This Catholic Cathedral is far from Australia or the world's grandest but it has a pleasing simplicity of design complemented by use of South Australian stone.

Attending the 1100 Sunday Mass to hear tuneful singing is something I enjoyed. There were about 300 people at this Mass, which took just under one hour.

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