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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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This gorgeous church is right in the center of the city. There is brochure that helps you do a "self-guided tour" in the church and tells you about everything, which I though was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

This gorgeous church is right in the center of the city. There is brochure that helps you do a "self-guided tour" in the church and tells you about everything, which I though was excellent. In addition, the employee working there was really kind and friendly, which helped me feel comfortable--as I always feel a little disrespectful being a tourist in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Great Facade, the interiors are bath in light thru the stained glass. very solemn. Picture taking inside the church requires a permit and a fee.

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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

beautiful. peaceful and not far from the centre of melbourne. Great to look around it and see what it is like.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Make sure you purchase a permit to take pictures, as the shop doesn't have much in the way of postcards. We were looking for the pipe organ console and was lucky enough a team of techs were tuning it... it is enclosed within walls and you cant normally see it. We were not allowed in but did get a peek... More 

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Harrow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Very close to Federation Square, so well worth the visit if you're already in the neighbouring area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The close proximity to the bustle of Fed Square and the elegant historic Flinders Street station; which are both just across the road, means that you are likely to be near to this Cathedral at some point in your visit to Melbourne. It is a wonderful building, with exquisite tiled floors and memorials around the building telling the stories of... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Have always loved going to St. Paul's. The serenity of the cathedral offset the busyness of the intersection and it's beautiful stained glass windows are a sight to behold. Spend a moment or two in quiet reflection there and if possible attend a service. The pealing of the church bells always brings a smile to my face.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The cathedral has a beautiful architecture and makes a great landmark together with fed square and flinders st station. Also at night it provide great photography opportunities.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

What a breath taking building! An icon of Melbourne. I love visiting it every time I come here. The architecture is so wonderful

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I visited the church because i never been inside and i have lived here all my life. The church has that old European Church atmosphere that i remember once seeing when i toured Europe 40 Years Ago. I would like to see more light and atmosphere as you will now find in many of the restored churches in Europe which... More 

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Address: Address: Cnr Flinders & Swanston Sts, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Phone Number: 03 9653 4333
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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