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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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This historic building is certainly worth a look inside, as the roof is painted is a similar way to the Sistine Chapel. It's quite impressive. It's also under repair so it's a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
David D
Rome, Italy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A very nice building with some great artwork. However it is rather graphic so be careful with young children

Thank Benjamin S
Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This historic building is certainly worth a look inside, as the roof is painted is a similar way to the Sistine Chapel. It's quite impressive. It's also under repair so it's a good opportunity to donate a couple of dollars to maintain it.

Thank David D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have been to the Sistine Chapel in Rome you will realise how fortunate we are to have these beautiful paintings in a country church in Australia, well worth a visit.

Thank kateGippsland
Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Most beautiful church, currently being renovated. Has the most beautiful paintings throughout the church.

Thank 575kat
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

second time visiting this magnificent church. itis a must on your visit to bairnsdale.the stain glass windows are beautiful. paintings on ceiling and walls are something to behold.

Thank Victoria B
Bairnsdale, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

This building has one of the most beautiful interiors you will find in Bairnsdale. A the moment the exterior is covered in scaffolding as it undergoes renovations, and the interior work is to follow. Let's hope that the peacefulness and tranquility of the church is not lost once all the renovations are completed

Thank Susan G
Gladstone, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

What a great little surprise. I was told about the church by someone in Batemans Bay when traveling through. Glad we took his advice no visited. The Paintings are amazing and the story behind them interesting. It's probably not a place to spend hours, but for a quick look you won't be disappointed.

Thank Breyno
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

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.

Thank Tony D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

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

Thank 4k A
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 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.

Thank Brian B

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