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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  • Located right in the center of the colonial district of Yangon. Impressive architecture but unfortunately rather limited opening hours for visitors. Unable to walk inside the cathedral.  more »
  • Built in the 1890s, St. Mary's Cathedral could easily be the biggest non-Buddhist building in Myanmar. The well preserved architecture of the building, upon entering the Cathedral, one could mistakenl...  more »
  • This church is peaceful. They have free water inside if you are thirsty. This cathedral is in front of Junction Mall or beside Bogyoke market.  more »
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  • Different from the usual places you'd visit in Yangon or in Myanmar for that matter, but I would say it's worth a visit. I particularly enjoyed the window mosaics which were really well done and colorful. It is also a good place to sit down and cool down if you've been walking around and touring the busy streets of the city.
  • The pray center of Roman Catholic. The interior and exterior design is wonderful. We can see the art of medieval period.
  • Didn't visit during open hours, so did not go inside. And the church was preparing for a wedding ceremony. The stained glasses inside seem to be really beautiful.
  • Very beautiful and somewhat unexpected in this place, especially after days upon days of pagodas. Papa Francisco was here recently. Very accessible, gate and doors wide open. I say this because on occasions in SEAsia I've had to take out and show my escapular to gain entrance, especially in VN.
  • The Cathedral is a great place to visit especially to Catholics from all over the world.
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