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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  • Beautiful church inside and out. They do a nice job ensuring it stays quiet and respectful on the inside. No taking pictures from the center pews of the church.  more »
  • Modern cathedral, more worthy the outside than the inside. If you are in the surroundings, just enter since it is free but it is not a great cathedral (at least compared with European ones).  more »
  • It's a pity that you can - not shoot but it is the best ever if you yourself can take the time to look at everything.
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  • A wonderful house of God, and the steeples are 11 million dollars worth of renovation. I would like to see more connection with the priesthood and the general public though as God is Father to us all. All in all though, it is a magnificent place to worship, or even just look around.
  • It's a nice place to visit. Gorgeous, colorful and cool. But there was a rude Chinese old female was lying down and sleeping on a bench and her daughter was looking at her phone. How dare she sleep in such a religious place?
  • Very beautiful and peaceful church. They have daily services that can be viewed on their online Web page. Those who plan on visiting this church can do so before 5 30pm. The church is very close to the opera house(15min walk) and the Royal botanical Gardens (10min walk). A must see
  • One of the most beautiful churches I have been to. Absolutely stunning architecture and absolute silence and peace. Must visit.
  • Very beautiful! I love the neogotic style of this church!! Great inside....the window glasses..the lights and everything hypnotize you. Beautiful outside too, with the magnificent park!!!

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