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St Francis Xavier Cathedral

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
+61 8 8232 8688
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Reviewed July 14, 2017

The Cathedral is named in honor of Francis Xavier, who was a companion of Ignatius Loyola and founding member of the infamous Jesuit order. The Catholic Church owes Francis Xavier a huge number of new comers to Korea, India, South-East Asia. It was his missionary...More

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Reviewed July 4, 2017

It is the oldest cathedral in Australia. As it stands in the centre of Adelaide, we could see it clearly from Victoria Square.

1  Thank RayParks
Reviewed May 21, 2017

If you walk by this monument take the time to go inside. It's as impressive as the exterior. The building was begun in 1856 but apparently was worked on over a big spread of time and not completed until the mid 1990's. There are remarkable...More

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Reviewed March 1, 2017 via mobile

While walking along we crossed the entrance to the Cathedral ! Retraced our steps and entered it ! A lot can and does happen in our own lives, but there is one constant support and that is Faith ! The Cathedral has an organ inside...More

1  Thank 832helenag
Reviewed February 19, 2017

We visited this cathedral twice once on a guided city tour then in our own time some lovely old photos of it being built just enjoy

1  Thank Brian/Susan P
Reviewed January 14, 2017

Enjoyed mass. Interior is beautiful with many stained glass windows. Exterior is very striking against the sky.

1  Thank George O
Reviewed January 13, 2017

Very dark interior and not a lot to see. New organ but unable to arrange to play it. Maybe better at a service.

1  Thank John W
Reviewed December 12, 2016

I have been coming here for years. I like to just sit and take it all in. A special place for me. Beautiful Gothic architecture and lead light windows. Pictures and statues are awesome.

1  Thank pepperberry
Reviewed December 7, 2016

I was it to be as good as St.Mary's Cathedral in Sydney but not so. I was a little darker in décor. The priest must have been having a bad day, service not up to scratch. Hated the singing.

1  Thank anget311
Reviewed November 20, 2016

St. Francis Xavier's Cathedral (Roman Catholic) is situated on Wakefield Street, Adelaide and King William Street, Adelaide opposite Victoria Square.. The foundation stone for the Cathedral was laid in 1858. The "Tower" construction began in 1887, and is 36 m high, 56.5m long and 29.5...More

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Response from Carolyne S | Reviewed this property |
Her Gothic stonework is clean & beautiful. She is an imposing figure on the eastern landscape from Victoria Square, the centre of the City of Adelaide. When the bells peal they advise that compassion is needed to sooth a... More