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- Address: St Marys Rd, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
- Timings: 08:30 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +61-292200400
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Art And Culture, Church, Religious Site, Family And Kids, Architecture
Saint Marys Cathedral - Review
The St. Mary’s Cathedral is almost the largest church in Australia which is also the home to the Archbishop of Sydney. The church is regarded as a Minor Basilica, and is very favourably located in central Sydney. Its structural speciality is in its exceptional twin spires. It bears numerous holy and religious relics and articles. The highly decorated and sculptured walls also bear the beautiful oil paintings of the internationally famous Stations of the Cross.
The walls in the western section are adorned by the Pieta of Michelangelo in marble. The aisle of the church bears the Grave of the Unknown Soldier, which was previously placed in the crypt. The floor of the crypt is decorated with marble. There are elite groups of choir and musical performers, as well as numerous variations of pipe organs and church bells that make the cathedral a buzzing musical centre. The Cathedral preserves the burial ground of the Third Roman Catholic Archbishop of Sydney, St. Patrick Francis Moran.
Saint Marys Cathedral Information
- The Cathedral is extensively decorated with channel windows made of stained glass and highlighted and featured by skylight along with lighting.
- Do not miss the western transept rose window rises behind organ pipes. It is simply breathtakingly beautiful.
Saint Marys Cathedral Hours
- Mass timings: 6.45am, 1.10pm, 5.30pm (Choral Mass Monday to Thursday during School term time)
- Saturday 9.00am, 12.00pm
- Sunday 7.00am, 9.00am, 10.30am (Solemn Choral Mass), 6.00pm (Youth Mass)
- Public Holidays 12noon
How To reach Saint Marys Cathedral by Public Transport
- Nearest train station: St. James Station
- Nearest Bus Station: College St Near Prince Albert Rd
Restaurants Near Saint Marys Cathedral
- Bodhi Restaurant
- David Jones Foodhall
- Max Brenner Chocolate Hall
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Things to Know Before Visiting Saint Marys Cathedral
19.05% of people who visit Sydney include Saint Marys Cathedral in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
47.73% of people start their Saint Marys Cathedral visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Saint Marys Cathedral
83.33% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Saint Marys Cathedral
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Saint Marys Cathedral, Sydney Reviews
Strongly recommend Catholics from all over the world to attend the Solemn Choral Mass here on Sunday morning. It's a sing-through mass which requires singing in most of the parts (except Bible reading and homily). The St Mary's Cathedral Choir just celebrated their 200th Anniversary last Sunday. This is a checkpoint for many local tours. People are usually quite excited here. But please, try to keep quiet as you may affect those who are praying in the church.
Gorgeous cathedral built in 1928. They also have flat screen monitors so every seat is good. Nice church service and it's in Hyde Park so you can have a beautiful walk after visiting. Also has an Australian war memorial inside.
Part of hop on hop off bus route. St Mary’s Cathedral is a Sydney landmark and a beacon of hope for those who share the Catholic faith. It is a source of inspiration and the spiritual home of Sydney’s Catholic community. Opposite Hyde park in the central business district. Historic building.
Wow! Just wow. The cathedral is such a beautiful place, with its serene atmosphere and history. Just being there shut out the outer world and covers one's existence with a calm that's inexplicable. I even noticed my breathing become even and with long breaths. This was one outstanding experience, Amen.
I absolutely love going to this place. No matter what time of the day or night it is, it is always peaceful. Beautiful cathedral that is walking distance from Town Hall, Museum and St James. Located next to Hyde Park, you can visit the nearby places after visiting the cathedral.