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St Mary's Catholic Church

Corner Main and Pyke Sts, Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia
+61 3 5152 2942
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St Mary's Catholic church

This church in Bairnsdale is right next to the visitor information centre at 240 Main Street It... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Peter M
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Melbourne, Australia
Oh What A Ceiling.

This Church has a ceiling that reminds me of Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel, however not with quite... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
toucanlil
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Melbourne, Australia
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Corner Main and Pyke Sts, Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia
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"catholic church"
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"the stained glass windows"
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"country town"
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"worth a visit"
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"beautiful paintings"
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"blown away"
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"next door"
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"interesting details"
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"quick look"
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"restoration work"
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"tourist info"
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"last century"
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"worth seeing"
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"hand painted"
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"wall paintings"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This church in Bairnsdale is right next to the visitor information centre at 240 Main Street It began in 1913 replacing an earlier brick church of 1883. Francesco Floreani an Italian painter spent seven years from 1931 to 1938 painted the church and he was...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Church has a ceiling that reminds me of Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel, however not with quite the same degree of Artistry. The vertical Fresco, when you look at it and the guide explains it, depicts some of the local people from the time it was...More

Thank toucanlil
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place. Nick was full of knowledge and talked us through the paintings. It’s an interesting place pop in for a look!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The entire ceiling and walls of this church are beautifully painted in an Italian Renaissance style, like a miniature Sistine Chapel. Upon entering the church, we were greeted by a volunteer who gave us an extremely thorough (and free!) guided tour. The painter of the...More

Thank Emily H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popped in to have a look - the interior is just gorgeous. Popped in a few dollars towards the restoration project. Worth a look.

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Reviewed 1 January 2018

The Fresco's in this Church will have you AMAZED from the moment you walk in. The Stain glass windows add to the appeal but you could spend hours in here checking out the paintings.

Thank Candy-Will S
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

We visited this beautiful church on the way to lake entrance. The painting in the church is quite amazing. The alter is painted nicely. I am not sure who did the painting, but the work is Godly.

Thank jimchacko
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Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

Having spent time in the area on and off for years, I had never listened to those who said take a look at he inside of this church. Finally did and it is truly spectacular. The walls and ceilings for painted in the 1930s and...More

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Reviewed 13 December 2017

The painting inside this church is amazing. I have seen many churches in Europe and the here painting rivals most I have seen there (though they don't have the sculptures, just a few). Definitely worth stopping and viewing (I have been through Bainsdale 100s of...More

Thank fionabk
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Reviewed 17 November 2017

The church is quite amazing to see with its painted ceilings and walls. Haven't seen the likes of this since my trip to europe. Well worth a visit

Thank noreenbennett
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