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“An imposing structure” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of St. Mary's Cathedral

St. Mary's Cathedral
Ranked #9 of 182 things to do in Perth
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Owner description: Catholic Cathedral which combines portions built over 3 centuries into the one beautifully renovated buildingPublic Tours every Tuesday at 10:30 am $5.00 donationTickets available at Church Office (across the road - follow the signs)
Cape Paterson, Australia
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“An imposing structure”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2014

Seemingly buried in a backwater of Perth CBD this imposing building certainly has an aura of recent construction and power about it. It is worth taking the time to walk around the building to get a sense of it.

The recent construction vibe does take something away from the building in a strange way. But the way it is sited on a mound puts something back, it is a strange push/pull effect.

Religious folk may get more out of it while others may wish to combine it with a trip to the emergency services museum located not far away. The Perth Mint isn't that far away either....

Visited December 2013
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“Easter mass with the Archbishop”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2014 via mobile

My first visit to St Mary's Cathedral was to attend Easter mass conducted by the Archbishop of Perth. The Cathedral is beautiful and one of the best churches I've ever seen this side of Westminster Abbey. The Easter mass was accompanied by a boys choir and the experience was exceedingly pleasant. I wandered around the Cathedral after mass to view the building--the architecture is a marvel. Leaving the building, I was able to meet the Archbishop with my spouse and receive a personal blessing from him. He was so warm and personable--everybody should have the opportunity I had to meet him. It was a fantastic experience and all visitors to Perth should consider touring the Cathedral or attending a mass there.

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“Holy Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2014

The archteture of the church is such amazing. There is Mass everyday day at noon, I could be tehre for some days and liked a lot! Sunny days is awesome to take pictures in front of the church.
recommended!

Visited May 2013
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“St Marys Cathedral Perth Western Australia”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014

This Cathedral is a real stand out in perth .Following its historic restoration and completion in 2009.While in perth it would be worth a visit it is just beautifull,.

Visited August 2013
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“Traditional mixed with modern”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2014



Pros:
beautiful interior- tours on Tuesday only
was only 5 mins walk from the hotel- Comfort Hotel on Hay St

Visited April 2014
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