Saint Mary's Cathedral, Yangon (Rangoon)

A towering red brick facade composed of two elegant spires and a central bell tower Saint Mary's Cathedral stands out as one of the largest cathedrals in Myanmar. Constructed over a 15-year period from 1895 to its consecration in 1910, the Catholic cathedral was designed by Dutch architect Joseph Cuypers. Enter past delicately painted statues to the ornately tiled interior of arches and stained glass, with the exterior surrounded by well-kept lawns dotted with leafy palms. Daily mass is conducted in English, as is the Sunday morning service. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Yangon (Rangoon) holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Saint Mary's Cathedral and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • October 2, 2017
    Other than being a majestic building competing with numerous pagodas for the skyline, I didn't particularly find it attractive or interesting.  more »
  • October 1, 2017
    It is a surprising but not outstanding - site if we pass to stop but does not deserve the detour.
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  • September 23, 2017
    It's a nice place within walking distance to the market and other places. It wasn't the most interesting thing for me but I'm glad I got to see it.  more »
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  • May 15, 2017
    Stained glasses nice. Considered quite a big structure around this area. But nothing really impressive.
  • December 25, 2016
    This not a Catholic Church it's a Disney pastish of one. If you are Catholic do not come here. I came here Christmas Day and had to fight my way through locals who use the interior to take selfies in very questionable posses. I felt ashamed of being a Catholic coming to this awful place devoid of god. Blow up Father Christmas a German pagan symbol not part of Catholicism, yet no crib, no nativity the very thing we celebrate at Christmas. The gaudy decorations make fun of Christianity. In religious sites across Burma non Buddhist there are signs to tell us to remember they are places of worship and be respectful. Not here it's treated appallingly by the locals. Not one single place to pray. I felt unwelcome here. What would father Janzen make of this tribute to pagan nonsense. I will make a complaint to the dioceses about this shocking aberration. SHAMEFUL UN GODLY
  • October 11, 2016
    A very beautiful church, it is worth to visit here in yangon. In additional to visiting pagoda church site seeing is also a good choice in Yangon. The towers were under renovation during my visit, but that didnt stop the charm of the church.
  • December 21, 2016
    A very beautiful church, close to Saint Paul High School, to visit while you are at Botahtaung..
  • August 15, 2016
    Clean restrooms outside the church if you need a restroom break. Also a nice way to break up a day of sightseeing pagodas & temples.

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