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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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Another beautiful church.

St Paul's cathedral holds a special place in my heart. I've visited each time I've been to Melbourne and still wonder at the beauty of the building and feel so much at home... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

St Paul's cathedral holds a special place in my heart. I've visited each time I've been to Melbourne and still wonder at the beauty of the building and feel so much at home there. I liked the help that the welcomer offered when I enter the Catherdral. I purchased a couple of simple gifts for friends from the little gift... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

The location of this cathedral makes for an easy visit. Situated diagonically across Flinders Street Station and the City Circle Tram stop and opposite Federation Square, there is no reason to miss this wonderful cathedral. Do take a walk into the cathedral to take in the charms of this very popular church, thanks to its location!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Very architectural, but you can complete in 20-30 mins, you need to pay a nominal fee to click photos. The church closes early.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I love visiting churches and cathedrals when I travel because for me they reveal a lot about its history and its people. On my first day in Melbourne, the first religious building I noted was this cathedral. One will easily see it due to its size and location. It is located along Flinders Street and is very near the Flinders... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Beautiful building,peaceful serene a place to sit and reflect in the centre of a busy city,great to have such greatbuildings in melbourne. Well worth a visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I told my 5 year old daughter that I was taking her to a church and she said to me "BORING!". But! When we got inside she was in awe of St Paul's. She said to me "I'm sorry I didn't listen to you mum, this place is beautiful!".

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This is an incredible cathedral for which words can not do justice. I do not think I have ever seen such a high ceiling with such solid columns in this type of church. The organ is also incredible. If you are near the Flinders Street Station or the Federation Square, do not miss the chance to see this cathedral, it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This Cathedral located across the street from Federation Square gets a lot of pedestrian traffic when the doors are open. They weren't always open when we passed by but we did finally get a look inside one day and it's worth your time. We visit many churches on our vacations, not for praying or religion but for the beauty and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is as beautiful a cathedral as you will find in Oz! It may not be as old and grand as those in Europe, but it is a beautiful piece of work and an icon in Melbourne.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

There are several large churches and cathedrals in Melbourne centre. They all look amazing inside and outside set against the modern buildings in Melbourne.

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