Cardiff Metropolitan Cathedral

The Metropolitan Cathedral is in the heart of Cardiff City Centre, offering a place of worship to people who both visit and work in the capital.

About this church

St Davids is the Roman Catholic Cathedral for Cardiff. Originally opened in 1888, the church suffered heavy bomb damage in 1941 during World War II and was rebuilt in the 1950s, reopening in 1959.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Spectacular stained glass
  • Magnificent memorials
  • Glorious furnishings
  • Enchanting atmosphere
  • Fascinating churchyard
  • Social heritage stories
  • National heritage here

Visitors information

  • Bus stop within 100m
  • Train station within 250m
  • Level access to the main areas
  • On street parking at church
  • Parking within 250m
  • Accessible toilets in church
  • Non-accessible toilets in church
  • Accessible toilets nearby
  • Café in church
  • Café within 500m
  • Dog friendly
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome
  • Space to secure your bike
  • Church shop or souvenirs

Other nearby churches


St John the Baptist

St John’s is a haven of peace at the heart of Cardiff. It was established in the 12th century to serve the Castle and those living nearby, though the current building.


City URC

Originally constructed in 1866, the church was listed in 1975.

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