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St. Mary's Cathedral

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Central Business District
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Address: St Mary's Road & Prince Albert Road, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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08:30 - 17:00
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Looks like a painting

Absolutely a must see. This beautiful building literally looks like a painting from afar. The spectacular steeple, arches and the beautiful color against the blue Sydney skies... read more

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Absolutely a must see. This beautiful building literally looks like a painting from afar. The spectacular steeple, arches and the beautiful color against the blue Sydney skies. The exterior by itself is worth a visit!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We happened to stop by the church on a Sunday morning, and caught the end of Mass. I found this very interesting to see as i have never attened mass in my life. The church is a sight to behold, very beautiful indeed.

Thank TwoFrews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had Easter mass at St. Mary's and the grandiose, gothic designs of the cathedral made the mass even more memorable. The proximity to nearby Hyde Park also meant a place to rest after the service. This cathedral is easily accessible via train. You just have to exit at the St. James station and you'll come out right at Hyde... More 

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When we arrived there was a service happening. This did not spoil our view of the Cathedral but as church goers (CofE) it was interesting to see the difference to our own service. The Building is a beautiful building and well worth a visit .

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Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Go in and look at the beautiful architecture and light a candle for those passed on. It's really beautiful and worth a visit.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This Cathedral rivals many in Europe! It size is amazing and inside is absolutely beautiful. You may bump into this cathedral but you should definitely make it one of your spots to visit in Sydney

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Reviewed 1 week ago

im a little biased because im studying in st mary's college so everything related to st. mary's is awesome to me. but you are planning to visit there, make it on sunday. you can also attend their sunday mass

Thank annie w
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just to the east of Hyde Park, the twin spires of St. Mary's can be seen from blocks away. The original design very closely resembled Notre Dame Cathedral, but the defining spires were finally added only 17 years ago. We took the tour that began at Noon, just after services on Sunday. Our guide took us through an explanation of... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a HUUUUGEst church i've ever been! The church is always open for tourist, but please be mind and quiet while you're admiring the golden interior inside, while others are praying. Whether or not you are a catholic, you will just can't ignore the beauty of this gothic church!

Thank purisu
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful cathedral and very large. I didn't attend mass but I walked through looking around a bit. The gift shop offers hand painted aboriginal art (crosses, stones). There are also bathrooms open to the public in the back. The cathedral is near an underground train stop and near other sights.

Thank Scotcharlie

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