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St Mary’s Basilica

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Business Type: Heritage site

Overview

Make sure you check out this local icon, once described as ‘the prettiest church in Australasia’.

Address: Tyne Street, Invercargill Invercargill & Southland

Description

This is a dominant city landmark, with a striking copper-clad dome, and coloured glass windows, including a beautiful rose window with a unique angel design.

Completed in 1905 to the design of the prominent late Victorian architect F.W. Petre of Dunedin, St Mary's Basilica is one of the more notable landmarks of the city. Less grand in scale and ornament than some of his churches it is nevertheless a striking building with the splendid dome more than 37m above the floor.

The design consists of a Greek cross forming a very compact structure dominated by the large copper sheathed dome. Built of red brick with cream coloured arched windows, quoins and cornices, it has a crisp exterior. The fine interior has stained glass windows in the dome.

As townscape the impressive architecture of St Mary's Basilica makes a notable contribution to the city.

Source and more info: http: www.heritage.org.nz

Locations

Tyne Street, Invercargill

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