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St Mary's Catholic Church

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Address: Corner Main and Pyke Sts, Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia

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Amazing paintings on the ceiling

What an amazing church for a country town. The stained glass windows and painted ceiling is superb. Many cherubs larking about.

Reviewed 4 days ago
Merimbula, Australia
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Merimbula, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What an amazing church for a country town. The stained glass windows and painted ceiling is superb. Many cherubs larking about.

Thank Dawn3847
Phillip Island, Australia
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Reviewed 20 April 2017

A must to visit in Bairnsdale. Such a beautiful old church and you will get a sore neck gazing at the ceiling. We visited during an Easter Service so the church was full

Thank Blue030
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

This old church seems like you just step back in time, the paintings on the ceilings and walls take you back to another time

Thank Mary Ann W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Easter in Bairnsdale with a visit to the Cathedral - well attended service, and beautiful artwork to admire on the ceilings and walls

Thank Tokyo_Mum
Bairnsdale, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Magnificent Church, try and go when the guide is on duty. Tell your friends and relatives about your visit.

Thank Adam G
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

I find it difficult to review a church because they're all beautiful for being places of worshipping God, so will stick with the physical aspects only! St.Mary's cathedral is well worth a visit obviously for the intricate artwork. It's nothing like you would find anywhere else and definitely has a character all of its own. Quite extraordinary to find such... More 

Thank 799Rebecca
Bairnsdale, Australia
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

This church was hand painted by an Italian migrant in the 1930's. Some people liken to to the Sistine Chapel in Rome. It is visited by over 100000 people each year.

Thank Trevor S
Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Very old but beautiful church,took a tour with a guide (free) learned the history of the church, the church is getting some work done to it. Donations are welcomed

Thank 123Carina123
Bermagui, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Worthwhile to see the amazing murals. The stained glass is impressive. Spent 30 minutes there. Well worth preserving this local treasure

Thank canningkath
Adelaide, Australia
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

This was my childhood church, and I was always mesmerised by the lavish and detailed full-wall/ceiling depiction of heaven, purgatory and hell behind the pulpit as I listened (sometimes not so attentively) to the service. The ceiling took the artist around 5 years to paint and it's worth a visit, whether you're of the Catholic persuasion or not.

Thank oshikana

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