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St. Mary's Cathedral

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St Mary's Road & Prince Albert Road, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Central Business District
+61 2 9220 0400
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 29 December 2012

Excellent mass held at St. Mary's Cathedral in Sydney. The building housed 5000 people for mass Christmas Eve. A light show displayed on the front facing cathedral was outstanding. The architecture, stained glass and breathtaking altar was well worth the visit.

6  Thank Lori K
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 8 January 2013

I went to visit the cathedral. I was rudely asked to leave the cathedral because a mass was on. Where was the security man's manners? Also it is so dark inside. Why not use brighter lights.

3  Thank Leah H
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Reviewed yesterday

Not a lot of history, considering how old Sydney is, but it's beautiful and nice to admire. The Christmas lights make it a festive location to spend an evening.

Thank Nicolle Z
Reviewed 3 days ago

We saw only the outside and there was scaffolding, as it was under some repairs but this is an absolutely spectacular building - you can see how is it built from sandstone and is a tribute to Australian construction.

1  Thank Dawn A
Reviewed 1 week ago

St.Mary's Cathedral is a must see while in Sydney. Located close to Botanic Gardens. Attractive architecture inside and outside.

Thank 16traveller20162016
Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful icon in the heart of the CBD, if you can get inside, if nothing is on, just go and and sit down and look up, down and around. Beautiful Art and Architecture, beautifully serene. Perfect place for a wedding, for any Princess

Thank UrbanEx
Reviewed 1 week ago

This church is beautiful! you have to go inside to apreciated. its centrally located to evrything. Don't miss it

Thank Paradise38559529057
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cathedral is big and beautiful both inside and outside. With a souvenir store beside it which open at 10 in the morning. Church services are held early morning, noon and evening. Accessible by train with exit at St. James station. Parking is prohibited within church...More

Thank ctcmanila
Reviewed 1 week ago

This church was amazing, just a shame could not take photos of inside...please a must see, stunning...

Thank DOMI21
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gorgeous exterior architecture and magnificent interior. The stained glass windows are breath taking. Love the magnitude of it. It is a memorable site.

Thank QueenOfCastle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can’t miss this truly beautiful cathedral in Sydney. Awesome stained glass and altars. Try to make Saturday vespers at 5:30 to hear the choir!

Thank twoshoes21
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This a very beautiful cathedral that stands out from the rest of it's surroundings. My wife and I were inside to say a prayer and to take a short tour.

1  Thank caduceus13
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Central Business District
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
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14 March 2018|
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
12 December 2016|
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.
6 November 2015|
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