St. Mary's Cathedral, Sydney

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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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  • A beautiful sandstone church in Sydney. Worth a visit for its architecture qualities and historical significance.  more »
  • Set in the middle of the city is this majestic church. With grandeur and an air of solemn history, this building is foreboding in size and feel  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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