St. Mary's Cathedral, Perth

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#3 of 12 in Historic Sites in Perth
St. Mary's Cathedral melds the church's historic walls with modern architecture, intensifying its charm. The facade near the Royal Perth Hospital has the more modern look. Some of the new design elements are the striking glass backdrop, the lighted glass panels behind the altar, and the steel beams supporting the balcony. The gardens and views surrounding the cathedral are perfect for a quiet picnic. A visit to St. Mary's Cathedral represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Perth trip planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Although it began construction in 1865, St Mary's Cathedral is not yet complete. It is, however, a handsome structure, with the latest additions dedicated in 2009. There is a public tour held every Tu...  more »
  • St Mary Cathedral is a stunning church with stunning gardens. Take your lunch and picnic in the gardens with other locals. Great place to unwind with beautiful green lawns.  more »
  • As a Perth Resident I am ashamed to admit that I had never been to this place of worship. This weekend we stayed at the new Westin hotel and the view from our suite overlooking this Cathedral inspired...  more »
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  • This place is always lovely. Has a peaceful and holy vibe to it thats not sarcasm by the way or pun intended. The building is architecturally lovely. They have made a symphony of modern day art and old world beauty. The gardens reflect this and enhance while softening the hard lines. Great place to lay on the grass.
  • Oh My !!! Breath taking architecture, peaceful prayer sanctuary, a huge pipe organ, stunning stained glass all over, a magnificent and grand view from the outside. This cathedral is an ABSOLUTELY MUST SEE for visitors and also for Australians. It is highly recommended that you go on a scheduled tour which also includes the old cathedral.
  • Beautiful cathedral, surroundings well designed. A sense of warmth, welcoming atmosphere, place to pray to God and find your peace. Daily Mass and prayers.
  • Much more modern than I’m used to. Also quite small compared to some I’ve visited. Can go inside though.
  • Beautiful Cathedral. Attended mass there. Nice and simple layout.

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