St Mary's Cathedral
St Mary’s Cathedral is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney, and the seat of the Archbishop of Sydney. In 1932, Pope Pius XI bestowed the title and dignity of minor basilica on the cathedral. The foundation for St Mary’s was laid in 1868, but it took several decades for the Gothic Revival-style cathedral to be completed. It was constructed using local sandstone, and features a crypt with mosaic flooring, stained glass windows shipped from Birmingham in the 1880s, and 14 bells. Located opposite Hyde Park in the Sydney Central Business District (CBD), St Mary’s Cathedral is now visited by hundreds of tourists annually.