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St Mary's Cathedral

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Sydney Top 13 in Can't Miss Attractions
Historical Architecture
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Closed Open from 6:30am-6:30pm
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1-2 hours
Address: St Marys Rd, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Phone: +61-2-92200400

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St. Mary's Cathedral (StMary'sCathedral) near Sydney Hyde Park is the spiritual home of the Sydney Catholic community. It is the seat of the Sydney Archbishop and built at the site of the Sydney ** Catholic Church. The Cathedral is built from local sandstone, the "Gothic" style of architecture is the architectural legacy of the European medieval cathedral. It was built in 1821, and the Catholic priest came to Australia in 1820, so St. Mary's Cathedral is also called the mother of the Australian Catholic Church (MotherChurchofAustralianCatholicism). The cathedral under construction was destroyed by fire in 1865. The reconstruction began in 1865 and took more than 60 years and was completed in 1928. The church's minarets were added from 1998 to 2000. The cathedral is 107 meters long, the nave 24.3 meters wide, the ceiling is 22.5 meters, the central tower is 46.3 meters, the front tower and minaret are 74.6 meters. The St. Mary's Church is magnificent and solemn. The floor design of the church catacombs, the father of Marogo, is the theme of the genesis, made of colorful rubble, and is famous for its craftsmanship. It is not only a valuable legacy of the past, but also an important part of the spiritual and cultural life of the entire city and country today.

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St Mary's Cathedral is located at the corner of College Street and Prince Albert Road, across from Hyde Park. It's the site of the Archbishop of Sydney, also called the Mother Church of Australian Catholicism. The double towers of the cathedral are emblematic of Sydney. The cathedral is built using local sandstone. The gothic architectural style of the steeple arches inherited the air of European Middle Ages cathedrals. The cathedral crypt's mosaic floor by Father Melocco is made out of colorful pebbles on the theme of Genesis, with exquisite craftsmanship.
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