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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  • Saw this beautiful cathedral whilst exploring Perth on the free Cat bus line that travels around the Cbd. What a lovely church. The sculptures of the crucifixion on both side are very unusual & I foun...  more »
  • Magnificent front door. Hand Crafted by Antonio Battistessa a local Swan Valley Artist. Famous for the wishing well at Kings park, the Tree of life in the foyer of the Condor Tower 100m away opposite ...  more »
  • It was a bit of a mish mash of styles and we found it difficult to like. There were some interesting bits of information.  more »
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  • Beautiful building. Addition has been well thought out and haa created a modern twist to a histrocial building. Sound is fantastic. Grounds are well maintained.
  • Peaceful, modern blended with traditional catholic feels interior. Many people came and prayed even during the weekday. We will definitely attend the mass this coming Sunday.
  • Huge cathedral with combination of historic and modern built. Great place to pray.
  • Very calming presence in the church. The priests are friendly. Lots of history behind this church. The past bishops are buried beneath the church. The music choir is excellent.
  • A great place to hang out with your favour deity...or just take selfies in the spectacular grounds.

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