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St. Paul's Cathedral

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Address: Cnr Flinders & Swanston Sts, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Phone Number: 03 9653 4333
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Description: St Paul's Anglican Cathedral is a beautiful, historic building, situated...
St Paul's Anglican Cathedral is a beautiful, historic building, situated in the centre of the City of Melbourne, Australia. It is a place of worship and prayer.St Paul's is built on the site where the first public Christian services in Melbourne were led by Dr Alexander Thomson in 1836. Soon afterwards a small wooden chapel was built elsewhere, and the area became a corn market until 1848, when it was made available for the building of the bluestone St Paul’s Parish Church. Consecrated in 1852, this Church was used until 1885, when it was demolished to make way for the present Cathedral. The decision to build on the site of the existing church was made because of its proximity to the railway and soon to be completed cable tramway service.The Swanston Street and Flinders Street corner remains one of Melbourne’s busiest intersections today, ensuring the Cathedral is a place at the heart of city life.
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St Paul's is not the largest cathedral in Melbourne but it is well worth visiting. Depending on the religion of the person involved, major funerals and weddings etc are held... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

St Paul's is not the largest cathedral in Melbourne but it is well worth visiting. Depending on the religion of the person involved, major funerals and weddings etc are held either in St Paul's Anglican Cathedral, or in the Roman Catholic St Patrick's. Both are beautiful buildings offering everyone a serene place to contemplate a more peaceful world.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Smaller than Sydney's St Mary's cathedral, but no less impressive, this exquisite building should be on everyone's list, regardless of faith or belief. The wall ceramics, floor tiles, stained glass windows, the limestone, Kauri pine roof arches ... it is a masterpiece of design and breath-takingly beautiful. And just inside the doors there are knowledgeable guides who will answer every... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

A sight to behold. Great architecture and design. Very refreshing and great place for photography and sights

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Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

St Paul's is one of the finest cathedrals in Australia. The grand architecture including the elaborate tiled reredos are quite beautiful. Take your camera but be prepared to pay a very small fee for the privilege of taking a few shots.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

St Paul's is always a great place to drop in and admire the architecture, ceiling and stained glass. Sometime, for example now during the Melbourne Writers Festival, it is used as a performance space. The location is impeccable, right opposite federation Square, Whatever your interests, religious, spiritual or otherwise, St Paul's is worth a visit.

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Mt Martha, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

A beautiful old Cathedral with amazing stained glass windows. Centrally situated diagonally opposite Flinders Street Station so easy to access. Well worth a visit to admire the lofty ceilings, huge columns and particularly the beautiful floral arrangements. Always someone on hand to answer questions, direct you to services or advice to visit Clergy. A small kiosk has gifts and guides.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This is stunning both day and night at least from the outside. I never managed to go inside on this trip...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Saw this from the outside only. It is stunning both day and night time. Night time it is well lit up and looks fab. I would think inside would be very cool and porb much like other cathedrals.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

For me the katedral represent a beautiful old building down town Melbourne. Short way from shopping streets, market and major tourist area. Dropped by for a view during a walkaround sightseeing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I have no religious affiliations whatsoever but that doesn't mean I cannot admire wonderful architecture and in this regard, St Paul's is the equal of many European Cathedrals. It's not the building alone, but it's position on Melbourne's busiest intersection that makes it so attractive. In terms of position and presentation, it is not unlike St Patrick's in New York... More 

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