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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The stained glass windows are amazing! You would have never guessed by looking at the outside that there was such a magnificent wonder inside the cathedral. An amazing place to sit and relax as you observe the windows. Definitely a must-see location on your journey...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank josephinewarda
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really brilliant piece of art, representing world war 2 none the less. The atmosphere, the ambience in the church was excellent. Definitely worth a visit

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank paddy_snaps_travel
Reviewed 7 November 2018

You wouldn't realise from the outside what is revealed inside. 24 amazing creation stain glass windows and two peace windows. A must see !

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Marilyn S
Reviewed 4 November 2018

I attended the Saturday evening Vigil Mass, presided over by the Bishop of Cairns who spoke about the difference between eros and agape, and also showed parishioners two recently acquired artworks from a Netherlands auction house including one of the Good Samaritan. The emphasis is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Victorianlad
Reviewed 10 October 2018

The glass is why most visitors come here-they are well worth a visit. Mass here is early which is great when you are travelling, the parishioners were friendly

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Mary Ann W
Reviewed 7 September 2018

We visited St Monica's for Sunday morning mass and were lucky enough to meet the bishop. The church is beautiful with its amazing sunglass windows. Something to see when in town

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Kathryn M
Reviewed 2 September 2018

A lovely, tranquil place to visit. Stain glass windows were beautiful. Refreshing to experience the contemporary alongside the more traditional church features.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank zhena
Reviewed 28 August 2018

I was somewhat disappointed to find a modernised church with beautiful stained windows and décor rather than an old Gothic styled cathedral. t has interesting history and worth visiting during your stay in Cairns.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank papcar
Reviewed 23 August 2018

Definitely worth visiting for any visitor to Cairns. The building doesn't look like much from the exterior, but the interior has beautiful stained glass windows across three walls telling the story of creation. Well with a visit and photography is allowed.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Ray J
Reviewed 22 August 2018

We attended church service and stayed for the audio concerning their large church windows. The history and thought around the creation of the windows is great. The Peace Window was my favorite. Plus this is free!

Date of experience: August 2018
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There is no cost to go into the cathedral and you can wander around as much as you like as long as there is no service being conducted, of course. There is a little shop around the corner of the building which sells... More
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