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St Francis Xavier Cathedral

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Address: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Beautiful Gothic Church

Enjoyed mass. Interior is beautiful with many stained glass windows. Exterior is very striking against the sky.

Reviewed 15 January 2017
George O
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Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

While walking along we crossed the entrance to the Cathedral ! Retraced our steps and entered it ! A lot can and does happen in our own lives, but there is one constant support and that is Faith ! The Cathedral has an organ inside ! Sounds from one is more pleasant than any ' Woofer ' invented ! It... More 

Thank 832helenag
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We visited this cathedral twice once on a guided city tour then in our own time some lovely old photos of it being built just enjoy

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Reviewed 15 January 2017

Enjoyed mass. Interior is beautiful with many stained glass windows. Exterior is very striking against the sky.

Thank George O
Croydon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Very dark interior and not a lot to see. New organ but unable to arrange to play it. Maybe better at a service.

Thank John W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

I have been coming here for years. I like to just sit and take it all in. A special place for me. Beautiful Gothic architecture and lead light windows. Pictures and statues are awesome.

Thank pepperberry
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

I was it to be as good as St.Mary's Cathedral in Sydney but not so. I was a little darker in décor. The priest must have been having a bad day, service not up to scratch. Hated the singing.

Thank anget311
Adelaide, Australia
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

St. Francis Xavier's Cathedral (Roman Catholic) is situated on Wakefield Street, Adelaide and King William Street, Adelaide opposite Victoria Square.. The foundation stone for the Cathedral was laid in 1858. The "Tower" construction began in 1887, and is 36 m high, 56.5m long and 29.5 m in the horizontal direction. The architecture is :Gothic Revival" in a English style. The... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Her Gothic stonework is clean & beautiful. She is an imposing figure on the eastern landscape from Victoria Square, the centre of the City of Adelaide. When Her bells peal they advise tht compassion is needed to sooth a tragic event in the the world. Daily i view her beauty in the midday sun whilst eating lunch. Wonderful !

Thank Carolyne S
Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

In the heart of Adelaide City just off Victoria Square this Catholic cathedral is quite traditional in its presentation. The stained glass windows are of interest and the statue of St Patrick reminds one of the Irish influence behind its establishment. The calm, subdued interior invites opportunity for prayer. A new organ has been installed and this will enable opportunity... More 

Thank BelairTraveller
Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

Being a catholic I occasionally visit this beautiful cathedral to talk to God and ask for help in some difficult situation or just say thanks for some help i have received. It is a place of peace and quiet away from the bustle of everyday lfe. To place a lighted candle at the foot of the altar in remembrance of... More 

Thank 362james

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