Cathedral of St. Mary in Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur Attractions

The Cathedral of St. Mary is one of the oldest Anglican churches in Malaysia and is a KL landmark. Built in 1894 by the British colonial administration, it is located towards the far north side of Dataran Merdeka and looks every inch the typical, picturesque English country church.

A fine example of early English gothic architecture, it started off as a simple timber building in the 19th-century but quickly transformed into a beautiful whitewashed structure with stained glass windows, tasselled tile paving and buttresses. In the old days, the church welcomed the city’s European inhabitants every Sunday, and when the service was over they then went to the Royal Selangor Club, which still stands next door.


Good to Know

The Cathedral of St. Mary still maintains a small congregation for the Anglican Diocese of West Malaysia. The beautiful pipe organ was built in 1895 by Henry Willis, a famous English organ builder of his day, who also made the organ for London’s St. Paul's Cathedral as well as the original Grand Organ of the Royal Albert Hall.

Visitors are allowed to visit the church and it is usually open throughout the day. The best way to get to the Cathedral of St. Mary is to hop into a taxi: there are several buses that run routes past Dataran Merdeka but you will still have to walk a short distance to the church.

 

Cathedral of St. Mary

Location: Jalan Raja
Tel: +603 26945470 or +603 2692 8672

Related Pages

Sultan Abdul Samad Building Sultan Abdul Samad Bld

A historically-significant building, it was used to house the Federal Court before they moved to Putrajaya. The building's architecture reflects Moorish themes with plenty of copper dome minarets. Read More...

 
Merdeka Square Merdeka Square

Also called Dataran Merdeka, it is set in front of the Sultan Abdul Samad Building. Directly in front is the Royal Selangor Club and to the north is St. Mary’s Church, one of Malaysia’s oldest Anglican churches. Read More...

Best Selling Hotels In Kuala Lumpur
Loading...
LOCATION :  
HOTEL :  
CHECK IN : CHECK OUT : FOR : NIGHT(S)
IN : Loading...  

Send us your feedback

Help us keep this website up-to-date by sending us your comments and suggestions. If your question is about a hotel please use this link - For TOUR questions and enquiries please use this link


Hotel Quick Finder

City:
Check In:
Check Out:
in:
Loading...
Kuala Lumpur Attractions
Download our Free {place} Guide

Asia Web Direct Travel Club members have access to our free travel guides, and lots of other travel specials and benefits from the Asia Travel Specialists.

Please enter your details and we'll send your free {place} Travel Guide to you straight away. We will also add you to our free Asia Web Direct Travel Club Newsletter.

All fields are required.

We will not pass your details on to any other company or individual. We take your privacy seriously!

in
in Loading... out