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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  • The visit is free and is located in an area of easy access for tourists, next to the train station of the city. I recommend the visit for the beauty of the interior, it is worth getting closer even if you are not a fan of the church-cathedrals.
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  • A great interesting Catholic church in the Buddhist capital. Very nice and interesting. Good illustration of religious tolerance
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  • This is a lovely old church in the heart of the city. The stained glass work is lovely. It is well worth a stop to see  more »
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