St. Mary's Cathedral, Sydney

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Visit Australia's longest church, St. Mary's Cathedral. Completed in 1882 in the Gothic Revival style, the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney provides an impressive profile as it stretches back from Hyde Park. From the outside, admire the yellow-block sandstone facade, Gothic windows, pointed arches, and sharp spires reaching skyward. Inside, crane your neck to take in the high central nave and scan the walls to view colorful stained-glass windows. Pope Pius XI bestowed on the church the honor of minor basilica in 1932, and Pope Benedict XVI visited it during World Youth Day in 2008. Put St. Mary's Cathedral into our Sydney trip site to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Sydney.
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  • I've driven past the cathedral hundreds of times and finally went inside. The architecture is beautiful and for a small fee you can go downstairs and view the crypts and the amazing terrazzo floor. I ...  more »
  • For 2 weeks before (and including) Christmas, the light show on the facade of the church is unique and spectacular.  more »
  • Bring sandwiches and drinks is surrounded by a beautiful park, towns in the immediate vicinity, shopping in tired, please go and try.
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  • Outside the cathedral you can hear many cars and people chatting but once you step into this place, it's a different story. Such a beautiful and peaceful place. Don't miss the lights of Christmas during Christmas time. Not much crowded on a Sunday night. A must see place.
  • The architecture of this church is beautiful. It's large but not ridiculously massive. You are able to enter and roam around when there is not a mass. Even if there is one going on, you are more than welcome to sit in and listen. You are allowed to take pictures quietly on the outsides, however the middle section is only for prayer.
  • One of the most beautiful structures in Sydney. Amazing architecture and disposition. A must visit for all.
  • It's a great place to reflect and chill out. The church has amazing architecture and I would highly recommend anyone visiting Sydney to visit. Also nearby is the old sydney barracks.
  • Grand, beautiful and calm. Amazing architecture, daily services, open for worship, ethereal music from choirs and the grand organ. Lovely sculptures and shrines. Even if churches aren't your thing, make this the one you visit - but he respectful and keep noise to a minimum.

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