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St. John's Anglican Cathedral

373 Ann St, Brisbane, Queensland 4001, Australia
61 7 3835 2235
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Ranked #25 of 159 Attractions in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
Traveler Description:   St John's Anglican Cathedral Brisbane is the last great neo-gothic Cathedral to be built in the southern hemisphere.  On 22 May 1901, the Duke of... more »
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London, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

English visitors may very well think that they recognise the building as it is by the same architect as Truro Cathedral. It os rarely visited by tour groups, which is a shame, as it is delightful inside. The staff on duty are very welcoming, and is you happen to be there at a service time do stay: both the choir... More

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Renowned Brisbane landmark where music plays a significant part in the life of St John's Cathedral, as in any great cathedral. At the centre is the Cathedral Choir – a traditional cathedral choir of men and boys in which the boys receive a scholarship to study at the Anglican Church Grammar School . The building is inviting so just step... More

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Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

A beautiful building which you must not miss.The architecture is wonderful and there are tours available. The stained glass windows are stunning and modern http://sunrisetoday.wordpress.com/2014/08/26/stained-glass-windows-of-st-johns-cathedral-brisbane/ The services are all sung by a boys choir and the organ is exceptional...

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

we spent a few quiet moments at the church. stained glass paintings beautiful, massive impressive building. would love to come here again before leaving for india. radha. mumbai. india.

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Beautiful, and awe inspiring. Much rich history in this cathedral. Went in just for the heck of it, and was glad we did. Worth a visit when in the CBD. See Julian for a great tour experience.

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UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

My father is a big fan of Pearson, who was the original architect of the cathedral. We're from the UK, so this is somewhere my father had never been, but told me I should look at. It was indeed a lovely building - the colour of the stone was great as well as the design of the building. I'm not... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

We had our wedding at this cathedral and it was amazing. We captured incredible pictures with the sunlight streaming through the restored stain glass windows and the gothic style architecture provided the perfect backdrop. The only negative aspect is that they are in the process of replacing the beautiful old pews with 'architectually designed chairs' and while they might be... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Fairly central on Ann Street, impressive architecture and supremely serene. Simply enjoyed the peace and the time to reflect on the meaning of life!

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Must see for the special chorister woodwork. Lovely little shop too. Good place to sit and friendly staff to show you around.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

Maria V you sound like weirdo. As if anyone would have treated you like that. Everyone there is beautiful and so is the church. Your either a liar or crazy.

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