St Monica's Cathedral, Cairns

#8 of 103 in Historic Sites in Queensland
Church · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
The first Catholic cathedral in Cairns, St Monica's Cathedral was built in 1927. The structure is an example of architecture using reinforced concrete, favored in this cyclone-prone area since the early 20th century. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Cairns holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the St Monica's Cathedral and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • The stained glass windows are just beutiful. Brilliant display depicting evolution area. Obviously all new but nostalgic as husbands parents married there.  more »
  • The windows are incredibly beautiful I remember them as one of the highlights of my trip to Cairns in 2002  more »
  • Great church. Priest is a wonderful fella. His homilies though, bless his heart, are increasingly tangential and rambly. Would love to see some new energy doing the homily. But overall an excellent church.
  • Ensure you visit this beautiful cathedral in Cairns. The stained glass windows are a treasure.

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