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St Monica's Cathedral

181 Abbott Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4046 5600
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“stained glass” (38 reviews)
“worth a visit” (13 reviews)
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181 Abbott Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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+61 7 4046 5600
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"stained glass"
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"beautiful windows"
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"worth a visit"
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"coral sea"
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"both sides"
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"war memorial"
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"sunday mass"
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"creation story"
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"quick look"
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"half day tour"
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"the great barrier reef"
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"religious"
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"depicting"
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"scenes"
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"depicted"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love sharing this places with friends and tourists. It houses the largest themed stained glass windows in the world. Even if you are not religious the australia animals are beautiful.

Thank Travelgypsyisme
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Modest looking from the outside, but with the most fantastic stained glass windows. An interesting collage of Aboriginal Dreamtime to beautiful Great Barrier Reef scenes mixed with the odd WWII wreck. Definitely worth a look in with an audio explanation coming through the loudspeakers at...More

Thank William M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Such a beautiful and peaceful church . There are beautiful art on both side of the wall . It’s near to the main area , very convenient to walk to there

Thank 730matthew
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Visited as a part of the Cairns City bike tour, from the external St. Monica's doesn't look particularly amazing but internally it is a different story. The stained glass windows tell the story of creation using the reef and landscape as its setting. There is...More

Thank Terry Q
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

This cathedral is amazing, beautiful steal glass, calm and peace place, a lot of history about reef and region.

Thank arusa p
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

These are stained glass windows like no other! Absolutely amazing scene of the creation story, featuring volcanoes and planets and the galaxy and kangaroos and rainforest. Absolutely worth going in for 15 minutes or so to marvel at the artistry on display. You can also...More

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Reviewed 23 February 2018

From the outside, St. Monica's Cathedral isn't all that impressive. One needs to go inside to truly appreciate it's beauty. The stained glass windows, depicting the creation, Australian wildlife and nature, and the Peace Windows, honoring the battle of the Coral Sea, are absolutely BEAUTIFUL!...More

1  Thank Brenda M
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

how awsome! some visionery artist! i enjoyed looking at this for a very long time. thinking about how creation started...

1  Thank _tamaflavensen
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

The cathedral is worth a visit purely for the stained glass. It is nothing like you have ever seen before. Magnificent

1  Thank theturners4
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

Saint Monica's Cathedral might not be an architectural standout, if it weren't for the unbelievably beautiful stained glass windows. Twelve windows panels on the sides of the church depict The Creation and are a masterpiece work of Gerry Cummins and Jill Stehn that was four...More

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