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St Mary's Catholic Church

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Address: Corner Main and Pyke Sts, Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia
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Sublime concert in the painted church

I visited this very unusual Catholic church last year and was impressed with the plethora of painted images covering the ceiling and part of the walls. My choir came back on... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Tony D
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this very unusual Catholic church last year and was impressed with the plethora of painted images covering the ceiling and part of the walls. My choir came back on October 2 this year to present a concert to a capacity audience. Not only is it an amazing visual feat but the acoustics were marvellous.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

one of the best painted churches I have visited Inside this church is painted ceilings and walls. but on the outside its just another church you would never know what a big surprize awaits in side

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing testament to past commitment.The ceiling is painstakingly painted with all sorts of religious scenes.Certainly standing as increasingly tired memory of a past era.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

St Mary's is a lovely church. What makes it special are the murals and paintings by Francesco Floreani. Truely the work of a committed artist and a delight to see and experience.

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Traralgon, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Italian artist Francesco Floreani in 1939 painted the beautiful murals in this church... It is remarkable as you enter with it's own poignant beauty. The church is well lit and welcoming. As a new country Australia will never truly rival the churches on offer in Europe...but it is certainly one of the more impressive churches we have on offer. Currently... More 

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Swan Reach, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Took my grand children into see the artwork and they were amazed by the ceiling. So beautiful. Such an amazing place to visit and take in the atmosphere and grandeur of this building.

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Thank Desma P
St Leonards, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The church interior ceiling is crammed with paintings of religious portraits and angels. There are some beautiful leadlight and stained glass windows cascading golden lights illuminating the marble alter.

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Thank judith b
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

what an amazing place, the interior is absolutely stunning. i would not miss seeing this if youre in the area. :)

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Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

An excellent place to visit when travelling through Bairnsdale. Interior is world famous and certainly worth a stop.

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Burnie, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Wonderfully presented. Should not be missed. Convenient location in the city centre & within walking distance of so much in the town

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