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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  • St. Mary is the patron saint of Australia, so this cathedral is dedicated to her. Obviously for an European this is nothing special, but worths the visit, at least to discover another side of Sydney. 
    St. Mary is the patron saint of Australia, so this cathedral is dedicated to her. Obviously for an European this is nothing special, but worths the visit, at least to discover another side of Sydney.  more »
  • A beautiful back drop to Hyde Park. Stands this architecturally stunning structure built in the gothic style, be sure to go inside as the vaulted ceiling add to the beauty. 
    A beautiful back drop to Hyde Park. Stands this architecturally stunning structure built in the gothic style, be sure to go inside as the vaulted ceiling add to the beauty.  more »
  • St Mary's Cathedral is the longest church in Australia and is a landmark in Sydney It was built in 1868-1926 and is on the State Heritage Register 
    St Mary's Cathedral is the longest church in Australia and is a landmark in Sydney It was built in 1868-1926 and is on the State Heritage Register  more »
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  • As far as Australian cathedrals go this is really nice. It is a little dark but still splendid. One day while visiting after a seminar the boys choir were practicing and it was like another world. Truly magnificent
  • Absolute beauty this is. If you're a person who appreciate architecture, this is a place to visit. Lovely ambience. Surrounding area also is very beautiful. Quite a calm place, considering the crowd that flows in. Plus this is in Sydney
  • One of the landmark cathedral of Sydney. It's been described as Geometric Decorated Gothic in style of the Gothic Revival of the 19th Century. It's also interesting for the fact that it is oriented north-south rather than the usual east-west orientation. It has the greatest length but certainly not the largest or tallest church in Australia. It certainly worth a visit.
  • It's the most beautiful cathedral in Sydney, must visit on any trip. It always fillls you with positivity and peace so if you're passing by during the day anytime, perhaps a small stop at the altar would do you good. :) The rose windows and sculptures are mesmerizing.
  • St Mary's Cathedral is a serene & holy place of worship. The sound system is good, so people understand the readings from the Holy Bible & homily. People join the choir in singing. There are many spiritual items available after attending the holy mass. It is one of the best icons in Sydney.

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