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St. Paul's Cathedral

Address: Cnr Flinders & Swanston Sts, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Phone Number: 03 9653 4333
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: St Paul's Anglican Cathedral is a beautiful, historic building...
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: 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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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I have passed the Cathedral a thousand times and have wondered what it looked like inside but never taken the time to take a look. We booked a tour on the website and we met inside right on time. An extremely informative tour all for a gold coin donation and a further donation to take photos. Absolutely beautiful inside and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Love the architecture of old churches. On this occasion I went to hear an old school colleague play on the organ. Brilliant acoustics and loved the little gift shop at the end.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 via mobile

I felt like in Europe when I stood in front of this Cathedral. I enjoyed every detail of the art of the architecture. This gothic style is so strong in this church. Stop awhile for having a short contemplation in this place is amazing. Try it and you will feel peace.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The cathedral is in the heart of the city and it is a place to go in and rest. The city is very noisy but once in the church, you are in a different space. God is top of mind, the architecture is next and the high ceilings is magic.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Regardless of your religion , it is a beautiful building and has a long history here. Very good example of our local architecture and worth a look for all travellers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 via mobile

lovely victorian church with tiled floor and beautiful wall memorials lovely atmosphere lovely helpful staff

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The day we visited there was a choir from NZ singing at lunchtime so we probably didn't spend as much time as we would have liked wandering round the building. It is interesting how the cathedral and the railway station, just across the road, contrast with the modern architecture they are surrounded by. It's the first cathedral I have ever... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I went here a few months and it was lovely, though it was smaller then I'd been led to believe. A good place to just chill out and sit for a few moments.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We never attended a service but the Cathedral itself was gorgeous...if in Melbourne and you have a minute, take a visit....

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

St Paul's is the Anglican Cathedral for the archdiocese of Melbourne. The Anglican Church is known as the Episcopalian Church in America. The Cathedral dates from colonial times and holds on of the city's prime sites, diagonally opposite (kitty corner) Flinders St Railway Station. St Paul's has the usually things one expects of a cathedral, including a choir and daily... More 

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