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St Monica's Cathedral, Cairns

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#9 of 118 in Historic Sites in Queensland
Church · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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The first Catholic cathedral in Cairns, St Monica's Cathedral was built in 1927. The structure is an example of architecture using reinforced concrete, favored in this cyclone-prone area since the early 20th century. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Cairns holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the St Monica's Cathedral and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • We have never seen anything like these windows before! They are an absolute must to see. The cathedral has a delightful ambiance to sit and contemplate. There is a book and gift shop to the side of....  more
    We have never seen anything like these windows before! They are an absolute must to see. The cathedral has a delightful ambiance to sit and contemplate. There is a book and gift shop to the side of....  more »
  • Absolutely stunning! Very unassuming from the outside, but inside - wow! The stained glass windows were beautiful. Very modern depictions of the Creation, with an Australian flavour. Also some... 
    Absolutely stunning! Very unassuming from the outside, but inside - wow! The stained glass windows were beautiful. Very modern depictions of the Creation, with an Australian flavour. Also some...  more »
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  • I was lost for words.I am not a religious person,but you are allowed to enter and have a look.This place was so beautiful. SAINT MONICA'S has the world largest stain glass windows. The details was incredible. You need to just sit and take it all in..
  • The beautiful St Monica‚Äôs Cathedral was blessed and opened in July 1968. In the spacious, light filled ambience, the quietness and peacefulness allows one to feel the presence of God.

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