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St. Paul's Cathedral

Cnr Flinders & Swanston Sts, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
03 9653 4333
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Ranked #24 of 207 Attractions in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
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... more » 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. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Beautiful architecture right in the centre of melbourne, we were lucky enough to see 2 beautful weddings on the saturday of our stay, it was a busy, bustling day filled with beautiful brides, pretty bridesmaids,and exotic wedding cars. Such an awe inspiring building, a very special part of our history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Not one to frequent churches, I decided to have a look at this one. The beauty of it blew me away. It is so beautiful. Many people were looking at it. Photos are allowable if you pay for a permission slip which is $5. There are guided 10 minute tours. I understand it costs $3000 per day for maintenance. Take... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Located at the corner of flinders st and opposite the flinders st train station, it is a beautiful church. I took photos and act with reverence as it is a sacred space

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

It is centrally located in downtown melbourne at the corner of flinders st and opposite the flinder st train station. I took pictures with my camera and enjoyed the environment which is sacred and serene

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The St Paul Cathedral is located in the heart of the bustling CBD, opposite to Federation Square and Flinders Station. You will not miss this place out when passing through here. The architectural's design theme of the cathedral resembled those of in UK (especially those Anglican churches from where it traced its roots to), that are magnificent and grand. One... More

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Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

St Paul's Church is worth the walk around this magnificent building. The craftsmanship that goes into the old buildings has long been lost which is such a shame. There is a side board heavily carved that was bought out to Australia in 1874 and was donated in 1940 to the church is a joy to look at. All the plaques... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Just such a beautiful old church across from Federation square and Flinders Street Station....just as beautiful as the old churches in Europe.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Awesome and iam not really religious - I love "old" and yes i don't mind the new but i love "OLD" buildings and churches, they make for great photography

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This is an old historical church located at the corner of flinders and swanston street. The doors are open throughout the day for visitors and regular worshipers. Very beautiful decorations, architecture and displays within and outside the church. Good place to revitalise spiritually after a long day in the city. A popular place for tourist to take photos within and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Just from the outside, the building and architecture is amazing. You could spot it from far and it's so beautiful, right I'm the middle of the central business district. A should go.

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