St Mary’s Cathedral

The cathedral is located on the east side of Hyde Park North, and was designed by William Wardell in a soaring Gothic Revival style that recalls the cathedrals of medieval Europe.

Work on the cathedral began in 1868 and was finished in 1928, leaving the twin towers in the southern facade without their spires. The completed spires were added to the cathedral in 2000 by helicopter – much to the delight of watching Sydneysiders.

A particular highlight is the crypt beneath the nave, which features a stunning terrazzo mosaic floor.

College St, facing Hyde Park; (02) 9220 0400.

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