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St Francis Xavier Cathedral

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
+61 8 8232 8688
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
+61 8 8232 8688
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So often a RC Cathedral is very highly decorated and ornate, this is warmly simple in comparison. The columns and arches give it the gravity and solemnity due. the diocese patron Saint is Saint Patrick and there is a small shrine left of the altar....More

Thank ruthandvern
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As Adelaide is the City of Churches, this one didn't disappoint either, beautiful architecture and I loved the garden and statue of Mary Mackillop. Another touch of romance with glimpsing the bride entering the Church.

Thank FamilyFunIpswich_Qld
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Magnificent example of architecture in the middle of the CBD. Once inside you a quite struck by how peaceful it is - you feel quite removed from the busyness of the surrounding streets. Well worth the visit.

Thank STaR333WA
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Beautiful building with ornate decor and architecture .Always a very nice service to attend. The parking facilities are very good too.

Thank kevinjbarry2017
Reviewed 14 July 2017

The Cathedral is named in honor of Francis Xavier, who was a companion of Ignatius Loyola and founding member of the infamous Jesuit order. The Catholic Church owes Francis Xavier a huge number of new comers to Korea, India, South-East Asia. It was his missionary...More

Thank VadimM67
Reviewed 5 July 2017

It is the oldest cathedral in Australia. As it stands in the centre of Adelaide, we could see it clearly from Victoria Square.

1  Thank RayParks
Reviewed 22 May 2017

If you walk by this monument take the time to go inside. It's as impressive as the exterior. The building was begun in 1856 but apparently was worked on over a big spread of time and not completed until the mid 1990's. There are remarkable...More

Thank VWriter
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

While walking along we crossed the entrance to the Cathedral ! Retraced our steps and entered it ! A lot can and does happen in our own lives, but there is one constant support and that is Faith ! The Cathedral has an organ inside...More

1  Thank 832helenag
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We visited this cathedral twice once on a guided city tour then in our own time some lovely old photos of it being built just enjoy

1  Thank Brian/Susan P
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Enjoyed mass. Interior is beautiful with many stained glass windows. Exterior is very striking against the sky.

1  Thank George O
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Response from Carolyne S | Reviewed this property |
Her Gothic stonework is clean & beautiful. She is an imposing figure on the eastern landscape from Victoria Square, the centre of the City of Adelaide. When the bells peal they advise that compassion is needed to sooth a... More