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“Stunning Stained Glass”

St Monica's Cathedral
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US$65.32*
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Small-Group Cairns City and Surrounds Tour
Ranked #15 of 138 things to do in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed April 4, 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 also reference to the Battle of the Coral Sea from WW2. Well worth visiting.

Thank Terry Q
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Reviewed March 24, 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 February 24, 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 get bookmarks and postcards in exchange for a donation.

1  Thank Louise D
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Reviewed February 22, 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! If you're in Cairns, it's well worth it to step inside and enjoy the beauty of it all.

1  Thank Brenda M
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Reviewed February 12, 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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