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St. Mary's Cathedral

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Central Business District
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Address: St Mary's Road & Prince Albert Road, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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+61 2 9220 0400
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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The Christmas light show is spectacular

Wow! We attended the free light show not once but twice in the days leading up to Christmas. What a wonderful gift to the city. It was unexpectedly beautiful and very moving.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wow! We attended the free light show not once but twice in the days leading up to Christmas. What a wonderful gift to the city. It was unexpectedly beautiful and very moving.

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My family & I were luck to be in the city on Christmas eve when the midnight mass was starting. So we stayed for the mass which was something special. It does go for a very long time but worth it. Get there early as seats go fast.

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

this cathedral is as historic as it can be, yet, so holy, peaceful and serene. we started our sydney tour here in this cathedral not just because we're catholics but it's right the center of all attractions you want to go in the city of sydney. i recommend you enter the church from the front dorr and wlak your way... More 

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go to the crypt .what amazing history and architecture with lovely floors.i went camera crazy here.worth the visit

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have been to Mass here many times. Wonderful organs and choir. Worth being early as. The sound system is not great.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is an amazing classic place within a great modern city. I like to enjoy quietness inside big temples. Unfortunately that was not the case in my visit, but that was because there was a Mass going on and it made the visit even more enjoyable. The chorus, the organ, the community praying, all that gave the Cathedral its own... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The church is absolutely beautiful! Having visited Europe, I would say that this church is every bit similar to those I saw! It made us reminisce the times we were in Europe! Visitors were respectful of the place and I would say the internal was very beautiful. For a non-Catholic, it provided some insights to the church looking at the... More 

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Whether your Catholic or not, this is (as Michelin would say) worth a detour. Here's what Wikipedia has to say - The Cathedral Church and Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Mother of God, Help of Christians (colloquially, St Mary's Cathedral) is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney and the seat of the Archbishop of Sydney, currently... More 

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I glad we took the time to visit this beautiful Church, a place of tranquility amidst all the bustle of Sydney's CBD.

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really beautiful church reminds me if some churches in europe stained windows beautiful arches the works 👍🏼

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