St. Mary's Cathedral, Perth

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#3 of 16 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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  • Saint Mary's Cathedral has always been a beautiful church, though after extensive renovations and a Stunning Restoration of the old part of The Church... St Mary's Cathedral is now possibly one of the most stunning churches in Perth.... The gardens are spectacular, a waterfall feature at the entrance of the church is also a newly added feature, as is the well planned & thought out underground & above parking bays. When you consider the location is right in front of one of the busiest Emergency & Trauma Departments at Royal Perth Hospital. Parking was always a problem in the past, especially if you're attending a wedding. It's also known for it's popularity for weddings. The interior is stunning, you can see the large open windows that were added during the renovations along with the old & new parts of the Cathedral in the photos I've uploaded. Highly recommended for a visit, the lawns are always scattered with individuals enjoying lunch... A lot of the patients from RPH also sit in the gardens & enjoy the sunshine. The City of Perth Planning Commission actually got it right this time...!!
  • Beautiful place to pray and to know. The Cathedral has a small shop and offers Mass services at very convenient hours during the day.
  • 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.
  • I really like the side chapels. The odd disco lighting in the main sanctuary and modernist Stations of the Cross, not so much.
  • Beautiful church inside and outside. Next to big hospital unfortunately

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