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St. Mary's Cathedral

St Mary's Road & Prince Albert Road, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9220 0400
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St Mary's Road & Prince Albert Road, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Central Business District
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"hyde park"
in 192 reviews
"stained glass"
in 44 reviews
"old church"
in 17 reviews
"sunday mass"
in 17 reviews
"gothic style"
in 14 reviews
"beautiful inside"
in 18 reviews
"light a candle"
in 13 reviews
"nice church"
in 13 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 51 reviews
"stunning architecture"
in 12 reviews
"impressive building"
in 11 reviews
"australian museum"
in 15 reviews
"awe inspiring"
in 13 reviews
"light show"
in 14 reviews
"take pictures"
in 11 reviews
"botanical gardens"
in 13 reviews
"visiting sydney"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

You only realise it's grandeur completely once you step inside. Slowly taking in the impressive architecture as we wandered quietly. Absolutely beautiful Cathedral.

Thank cabanspc
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I love to visit cathedrals and this one is at par with many european cathedrals I've visited in the past. The church is gothic revival style and the ceiling and the stained glass just reflect it. It sits close to the Sydney Finance district near...More

Thank Graziela L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful Catholic church with stunning glass windows and architect located in center of the city. Very peaceful and calm. The Australia Museum is right located at the opposite. Remember to go have a look as well.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're used to seeing European Catholic churches, then St. Mary's is nothing new, but after living in Asia and America for the last ten years, St. Mary's was a pleasant reminder of the beauty a grand cathedral has. Definitely worth a step inside.

Thank Chase C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the most beautiful Cathedrals I have seen. So glad they allowed tourist to walk through their building. Very impressive with the gorgeous stained glass windows, pipe organ, lovely statues. Just enjoyed the entire building. The outside is as impressive as the inside. If...More

Thank saragayle36
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful architecture and fantastic stained glass murals adorn this old place of worship. Truly worth visiting and spending a few minutes in prayer.

Thank Wendyll P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you go on vacation and say we "went to see a church", most people would look at you sideways, but this was worth the time. We were going to go to mass anyway, but took a tour of the building and grounds (and crypt)...More

Thank Jake-SK-13
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What St. Mary's lacks in age it more then makes up for it in it's fabulous Sydney Sandstone construction, a truly beautiful looking Gothic building, regardless of your denomination ! The original burnt down in 1865 so re-construction commenced in 1866 ans was stop start...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you hail from Europe like me these buildings will be totally underwhelming as you might expect from a country with only a couple of centuries of European colonization.

Thank dicod712
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great Cathedral- stunning architecture. Bells were ringing the day we visited which added to the experience. Worth popping in for a visit.

Thank nztraveller476
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Huanyang Y
14 March 2018|
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Response from wgalicaya | Reviewed this property |
You may either take a train or a bus. There are a number of train stations within walking distance to the Cathedral. The closest railway station is St James. 2 min walk from St James railway station 8 min walk from Martin... More
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215Lisa215
12 December 2016|
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Response from mjdztep | Reviewed this property |
Free, though some people might leave a small donation, knowing that all churches accept donations. The Sunday tour is also free.
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Gmg77
6 November 2015|
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Response from eltmau |
Very few. Parking in Sydney city is not recommended; there are parking stations but they are expensive and clumsy. Go by train or bus - St James railway station is immediately adjacent to the cathedral (use the Queens Square... More
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