Adelaide Religious Buildings Tour, Adelaide

Australia houses several religious buildings, including Christian, Catholic, Anglican, Uniting and Islamic. Many are part of South Australia's heritage and some date back to the 19th century. Take this tour to discover Adelaide’s holy buildings.
You can follow this self-guided walking tour to explore the attractions listed below. How it works: download the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" from iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Adelaide Religious Buildings Tour Map

Guide Name: Adelaide Religious Buildings Tour
Guide Location: Australia » Adelaide (See other walking tours in Adelaide)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.5 km
Author: Jane
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St. Mary's Catholic Church

1) St. Mary's Catholic Church

Catholicism was brought to Adelaide for the first time in 1841 by a group of immigrants. Within a year, Rome created the Diocese of Adelaide and the first Catholic church was built in 1845. The present Adelaide Archdiocese, covering 105,000 square kilometers, is presided over by Archbishop Philip Wilson. St. Mary's Church is a recent construction, but a very beautiful one, made of red brick and stone and frequently hosts weddings and other religious ceremonies.
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Brougham Place Uniting Church

2) Brougham Place Uniting Church

Formerly the North Adelaide Congregational Church, Brougham Place Uniting Church is a landmark looking over the Brougham Gardens in the Adelaide Parklands. Thomas Frost is attributed as the architect of the church and the foundation stone was laid on 15 May 1860. A tower was added in 1871 and a lecture hall in 1878. The church's pipe organ was built in 1881 at which time it was "the largest two manual organ in the colony".

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St. Peter's Cathedral

3) St. Peter's Cathedral

St Peter's Cathedral is an Anglican Cathedral in the South Australian capital of Adelaide and the seat of the Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Adelaide. The cathedral is situated on approximately one acre of land and its south face has similar features to the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, including an ornate rose window above the main entrance which depicts stories of South Australia and the Bible.

The cathedral's interior is 203 feet (62 m) long of which the Lady Chapel occupies 30 feet (9 m) and the nave and chancel the remainder. The nave is 59 feet (18 m) wide and, at the top of the spire's crosses, the cathedral rises 168 feet (51.2 m) from ground level. In the western tower is the cathedral's ring of eight bells. With the tenor bell weighing over 40 long hundredweights they are the heaviest ring of bells in the Southern Hemisphere, and the second heaviest ring of eight in the world.

Opening hours: Monday – Saturday: 9:30 am – 4 pm; Sunday: between services and 12 pm – 4 pm

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Holy Trinity Church

4) Holy Trinity Church

Holy Trinity Church is an Anglican church on North Terrace. In terms of weekly attendance, Trinity is the largest Anglican church in South Australia. Holy Trinity Anglican Church is historically significant in that it contains elements of the earliest surviving Anglican church building in South Australia.

Governor Hindmarsh laid the foundation stone on 28 January 1838 and the church opened in about August that year. The building quickly became a landmark with its ‘peaked cap’ top tower and the Vulliamy clock . Trinity is part of the Adelaide Diocese and has an increasing number of locally trained staff, particularly trainees through the Ministry Training Strategy and students of the Bible College of South Australia.

Opening hours: Monday — Friday: 9 am – 5 pm

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St. Francis Xavier's Cathedral

5) St. Francis Xavier's Cathedral

St Francis Xavier's Cathedral in Adelaide is the Roman Catholic cathedral of the city. It is classified as being a Gothic Revival building in the Early English style. Its tower stands 36 m high and is 56.5 m lengthwise and 29.5 m horizontally. The foundation stone was laid in 1856, and construction of the tower began in 1887, however, it was not completed until 1996. Located at the north-western corner is a statue of St John the Baptist, which was carved in Tuscany in 1925 and features a picture of the baptism of Jesus.

Opening hours: Monday - Sunday: 7:30 am - 6:30 pm

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Central Islamic Mosque

6) Central Islamic Mosque

Islam has been accepted in Australia since 1860. Built in 1888, the Central Islamic Mosque is the oldest mosque in Adelaide. It has four minarets from 1903, which have been rebuilt since then. Part of Australian heritage, this building is protected by the government.
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St. Nicholas Church

7) St. Nicholas Church

St. Nicholas Church, located in the southern part of Adelaide, is one of the few Russian Orthodox churches in the city. Built in the mid-20th century, it has unforgettable Russian architecture, with a white exterior symbolizing purity. This church often hosts traditional wedding ceremonies.

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Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Adelaide for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Adelaide has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Adelaide, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.