St. Mary's Cathedral, Perth

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#3 of 12 in Historic Sites in Perth
St. Mary's Cathedral melds the church's historic walls with modern architecture, intensifying its charm. The facade near the Royal Perth Hospital has the more modern look. Some of the new design elements are the striking glass backdrop, the lighted glass panels behind the altar, and the steel beams supporting the balcony. The gardens and views surrounding the cathedral are perfect for a quiet picnic. A visit to St. Mary's Cathedral represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Perth trip planner to plot your vacation.
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  • My Wife and I stayed in Perth from 10 - 12th February, 2018, prior to boarding a cruise on the Queen Mary 2 from Fremantle. Perth is a beautiful city. We visited St. Mary's Cathedral in Perth for the ...  more »
  • I went round Perth and passed this church and was intrigued, I went in and I did niot realise it was the day people were supposed to say something like a Million Hail Marys. There was a woman there an...  more »
  • Church will walk all the way to the East Perth railway station and in front of the road. It is huge. As well as huge cream-colored spires standing and dawn, was a beautiful church.
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  • This place is always lovely. Has a peaceful and holy vibe to it thats not sarcasm by the way or pun intended. The building is architecturally lovely. They have made a symphony of modern day art and old world beauty. The gardens reflect this and enhance while softening the hard lines. Great place to lay on the grass.
  • Oh My !!! Breath taking architecture, peaceful prayer sanctuary, a huge pipe organ, stunning stained glass all over, a magnificent and grand view from the outside. This cathedral is an ABSOLUTELY MUST SEE for visitors and also for Australians. It is highly recommended that you go on a scheduled tour which also includes the old cathedral.
  • Scared my kid straight. Sorta. For a while...I guess Till Father Pat Mc'Crutch Anyway Father and I married. He likes to call me Lectern
  • I noticed the spires as I was walking from Queens Gardens to the CBD. I came by the hospital side so was able to walk around to the front passing the memorial on the side. It was a nice church and was surprised they had a mass around 12.30. Didn't go in because of this. Nice architecture and the front looked nice.
  • A beautiful open plan church. So peaceful. Love the glass on both sides and looking out you see spectacular coloured garden. The ceiling is divine....

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