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St. Mary's Cathedral

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Address: St Mary's Road & Prince Albert Road, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: 61 02 9220 0400
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The most beautiful cathedral in Sydney!

Came across the St. Mary's Cathedral and was looking at the facade and thinking how majestic and beautiful the exterior is but then the real surprise came when you enter. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Singapore, Singapore
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Brasilia, DF
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Located in CBD, accross Hyde Park, it's maybe Sydney's best known cathedral. It's also near the Australian Museum.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Came across the St. Mary's Cathedral and was looking at the facade and thinking how majestic and beautiful the exterior is but then the real surprise came when you enter. The interior is far more amazing and the architecture is really beautiful. A must visit for tourists visiting Sydney.

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Hinsdale, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Spectacular profile and architecture from outside, especially in the dawn and evening hours. Inside - a massive church with throngs of tourists wandering the perimeter taking photos of the varied statues, stained glass windows, and altars. For Catholics this is one of the Cathedrals that has a Year-of-Mercy pilgrimage walk. For anyone, there is plenty of cool, dark, quiet space... More 

Thank doodlemummum
Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is a beautiful church with lots of tourists taking pictures inside and out. Just be respectful as it is a practicing church with parishioners present.

Thank Tiffane
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

a wonderful experience irrespective of being a believer or not. the glass work inside is exquisite. will be back soon

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The church is free to go in, and you can use any of the 2 entrances, either at the western side along the main road, or the southern end. The church is huge and soo beautiful! There is beautiful art along the walls and the service area is a wonderful site to sit infront and admire.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

St. Mary's Cathedral is a nice starting point for a walking tour to the Art Gallery of New South Wales and through the Botanical Gardens toward the Sydney Opera House. The Cathedral serves as an active house of worship for the Catholic Church. There are mass times every day and multiple service times on Sunday that are posted at the... More 

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Truro, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Sydney is so busy, so take some time out and enjoy and enjoy the peace of the fantastic building. This church is huge and stunning. Allow at least an hour to walk round.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've come here three times and have enjoyed it on every occasion. The gothic revival architecture of the building is absolutely stunning and one of a kind in Australia. You don't have to be religious to revel in its sheer architectural magnificence. It's very peaceful there when there aren't very noisy obnoxious tourists walking talking loudly and snapping photos with... More 

Thank Rowan W
Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited St. Mary's Cathedral and was happy to see it was kept to its pristine condition. The church inside was beautiful (and huge!).

Thank Sherly N

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The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise buildings and after-work drink places, high-end shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle, reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.