A masterpiece of Gothic architecture, the foundation stones for St Mary's Cathedral were laid by Governor Lachlan Macquarie ... More
St Mary's Cathedral
A masterpiece of Gothic architecture, the foundation stones for St Mary's Cathedral were laid by Governor Lachlan Macquarie in 1821. The cathedral finally opened in 1900, although work continued until 1928 and really only recently finished. Wardell's original design had two spires that were never built. After ten years' debate and political fund-raising, the twin spires were finally completed in 2000. It is one of the most beautiful monuments in Sydney city and surely worth a visit.
What a truly stuning and spiritual experience. Whether you are religious or not, this place is a must see. Not only is the architecture amazing, but the energy inside of the catheral feels so calm and safe.
I was in the land of OZ in early 2007 and we were allowed to take pictures inside of the cathedral. All of the visitors were taking pics and no one told us we couldn't. St. Mary's was one of my favourite sites to see in sydney. Hope you check it out and enjoy!
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