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St. Mary's Cathedral

17 Victoria Sq, Perth, Western Australia 6000, Australia
+61 8 9223 1350
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I went past the building at 2 am it looks very scary. They should do some think about this. Maybe... read more

Reviewed 16 January 2018
Peter I
K & I agree, it is just breathtaking

There is something about this cathedral that just takes my breath away. It's by no means enormous... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2018
Millie R
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Catholic Cathedral which combines portions built over 3 centuries into the one beautifully renovated buildingPublic Tours every Tuesday at 10:30 am $5.00 donationTickets available at Church Office (across the road - follow the signs)
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Reviewed 16 January 2018

I went past the building at 2 am it looks very scary. They should do some think about this. Maybe turn on more lights?More

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Tony M, Manager at St. Mary's Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

Sorry you found the Cathedral scary - it can be imposing from the outside, certainly at night. We do light the Cathedral decoratively but only until approximately 10:00 pm taking into account environmental and cost considerations. Please come again before 10:00 PM or, better still,...More

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Reviewed 11 January 2018

There is something about this cathedral that just takes my breath away. It's by no means enormous in size, however it is just a lovely building and quite inspiring.

Thank Millie R
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Tony M, Manager at St. Mary's Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

Thank you for your wonderful review. I hope you have many opportunities to visit us whether it be for prayer and quiet reflection, to look at the architecture or to attend one of our many services. Everyone is always welcome at St Mary's Cathedral.

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Nice to see a well planed architectural melding of old architecture with a modern contemporary add-on rotunda. A nice splicing of old meets new. If you like architecture or religion....worth a quick visit.

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Tony M, Manager at St. Mary's Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Thank you for your review - we are pleased you liked the Cathedral. We hope you get another chance to visit for a further look or some quiet prayer or reflection time.

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Reviewed 2 January 2018

I walked around Victoria Avenue on Xmas day and saw a beauiful view of this Church. The next day, walked along Murray St from CBD and saw another stunning view of the Cathedral. Took photo of this church and use it for my Xmas greetings...More

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Tony M, Manager at St. Mary's Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Thank you for your review. I hope you took the opportunity to go inside. It may have appeared a bit crowded if it was during Mass times on Christmas Day. Please feel free to pop in any time you are passing - you are always...More

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Reviewed 24 December 2017

St Mary's Cathedral has a lot of history. IT deserves a closer look with a local. Make sure you go on a free walking tour with the City of Perth to find out all it's history.More

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Tony M, Manager at St. Mary's Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Thank you for your review, it is appreciated. As well as the City of Perth tours we offer a public tour every Tuesday (except public holidays) where for a donation of $5.00 you get a one hour tour of the Cathedral and the grounds which...More

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Reviewed 15 December 2017

We thought the merge of 19th and 21st century architecture worked really well here. Very unusual to see and all credit to the architect, donors & all those who raised funds for this project. Well done, you've created a beautiful cathedral & a special place...More

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Tony M, Manager at St. Mary's Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Sorry for the delay in responding to your review. As you may have noticed the Cathedral's architect won numerous awards for this project so you are not alone in your praise. We do our best to keep the Cathedral as a place of prayer, meditation...More

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Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

We stopped in to see St Mary’s Cathedral during our visit to Perth. What a peaceful and beautiful place. Father-In-Law from IRL was with us and loved it.

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Tony M, Manager at St. Mary's Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2017

Thank you for your review and thank you for taking the time to visit the Cathedral during your time in Perth. We look forward to seeing you again if you are ever back in Perth.

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Reviewed 6 December 2017

The Cathedral has undergone one of the best renovation I have ever seen. It combines an old style with contemporary in a beautiful way, adding light and airiness to a sacred space.More

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Tony M, Manager at St. Mary's Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2017

Thank you for your very positive review of the Cathedral. We are very glad you visited us and hope you can do so again soon. People of all fiaths are welcome at St Mary's Cathedral be it to view the architecture and art works, for...More

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Reviewed 6 December 2017

Like most old churches I've seen in Australia, the St. Mary's Cathedral possesses that incredible classic architecture design. It stood prominently in the city, beside the hospital. It is surrounded by various flowers and other kind of plants. Inside, it's very welcoming and offers great...More

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Tony M, Manager at St. Mary's Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2017

Thank you for your review of the Cathedral. We are pleased you found serenity here - it is a fine balance to have a place accessible and welcoming to all (of all faiths and none) as well as keeping the primary focus of a place...More

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Reviewed 6 December 2017

A very beautiful cathedral that has been modernized inside as well as the addition of a new rear area making this one of the lightest churches I have ever been in.More

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Tony M, Manager at St. Mary's Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2017

Thank you for your review of the Cathedral. Architecturally the Cathedral is very interesting and has one many awards for its unique design. We are glad you had a chance to visit and hope you have the opportunity to visit again. It is a fine...More

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