Confronting Hyde Park, St. Mary's Cathedral 1868 - 1882 is an image of the otherworldly beginnings of the Catholic Church in Australia. This striking milestone, in neo-Gothic style, is the seat of the Archbishop of Sydney. Bested by twin towers, the building was displayed on Lincoln Cathedral, and its forcing façade mirrors the plan of Notre-Dame in Paris.
Inside the house of God, mind boggling recolored glass windows cast lovely examples of light. Christmas is a particularly reminiscent time to visit, when the house of prayer is enhanced with lights and decorations.
In a dynamic city with an always showing signs of change horizon, St Mary's gives a feeling of security and a haven for its natives. It is one of Sydney's most cherished notable structures, a fine case of an English-style gothic church and an emotional Sydney point of interest.