St. Mary's Cathedral, Sydney

4.6
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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  • This is actually my local parish. I have always loved this cathedral as its located next to hyde park, a very short walk to both St. James & Museum station, and close walk to Sydneys Westfield, the...  more »
  • Do yourself a favour and approach the cathedral through Hyde Park from the end of Market Street and it's such a picture perfect view framed by the Parks trees. Inside, it's a very traditional...  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
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