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St Francis Xavier Cathedral

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Amazing church

We revisited the Cathedral to see the completed restoration and were extremely impressed with the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mrkhyland
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Sydney, Australia
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Cathedral wedding

We recently attended a wedding at this Cathedral. The cathedral appears restored and is a beautiful... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
petadownunder
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Perth, Australia
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St Francis Xavier Cathedral is one of the most iconic buildings in Geraldton. Designed and built by the famous Architect/Priest Monsignor John Hawes, it attracts visitors from all over the world. A major restoration, conservation and enhancement...more
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Cathedral Avenue | Maitland St, Geraldton, Western Australia 6530, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We revisited the Cathedral to see the completed restoration and were extremely impressed with the amazing work that has been done. A huge congratulations to Father Robert and all his tireless supporters, it’s a picture post card both day and night time, and a calming...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently attended a wedding at this Cathedral. The cathedral appears restored and is a beautiful building. We had recently visited the Mosque–Cathedral of Córdoba, the Mezquita, located in the Spanish region of Andalusia. This Geraldton Cathedral appeared to have hints of the Mezquita throughout....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another must see when visiting Geraldton. The tour guides on duty do a fantastic job and make the visit memorable.

Thank Jaypm55
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If your in Geradlton catching the sights drop in and take a look at the place, built by Father Hawes (one of a couple I heard about) it’s an impressive construction for its time, there is also a museum to visit and a nice coffee...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tour is led by a team of volunteers who explain the history of the building and its many features. It’s a lovely old restored building and very interesting rooms underground. Highly recommend this 2.5hr guided tour.

Thank Kevin G
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

This cathedral was most interesting in its design. The spectacular dome dominates the nave, which features lovely stained glass designs of the four evangelists. The sanctuary is is unusually colourful for a cathedral, with life size figures of saints and the holy family, and some...More

Thank Calliope121
MeredithW348, Public Relations Manager at St Francis Xavier Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Calliope for your review and recommendation. During September there are tours every day at 2:30pm, apart from Friday when the tour is at 4:00pm.

Reviewed 12 September 2018

Beautiful restoration of this lovely old Cathedral, particularly the addition of the baptismal font which is absolutely beautiful. Friendly staff in the museum

Thank John R
Reviewed 5 September 2018

What a beautiful church steeped with history. Next door is a small museum and cafe showing the history of the church well worth a visit.

Thank Theo D
Meredith W, Public Relations Manager at St Francis Xavier Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Thank you Theo. Very pleased you enjoyed your visit. During September, the wildflower season here in the Mid West, we are conducting tours every daily at 2:30pm except Fridays when its at 4:00pm.

Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

I visited the Cathedral for a tour and found out an amazing history. Amazing to have features of building explained by volunteer guides Gerri and **** . A credit to everyone involved in the development of the area. Thank you, a highlight of our visit...More

Thank Robyn942
Meredith W, Public Relations Manager at St Francis Xavier Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Thanks for your feedback Robyn. Its always a pleasure to show people around Monsignor Hawes' amazing building and we are constantly learning more that we can share. Safe travels.

Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Love the architecture, the mix of contrasting stone work and painted rendered work is very appealing to me. The twin towers and domes roof are both striking. Internal striped painting is different and not necessarily to my taste but interesting all the same. Well worth...More

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