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St. Paul's Cathedral

Cnr Flinders & Swanston Sts, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
03 9653 4333
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Ranked #18 of 189 attractions in Melbourne
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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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Penang Island, Malaysia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Take some time to soak in the architectural and it's stain glass windows....breathtaking....If you like old stuctures and appreciate them, then this is THE place to visit.

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Mississauga, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

I find that ceilings and floors of many older buildigns are often overlooked features. Here the mosaic floor is a highlight of the building.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 via mobile

Not only is this a gorgeous old church but if you read all of the plaques on the side walls you get a feel for a lot of the history of Australian families who served in the armed forces through the various wars.

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Coleraine, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Very nice church & the fact that a volunteer came and spoke to everone at some stage made it even better.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 via mobile

Magnificent. I so love this cathedral. Feel so peaceful being inside. Must visit when you are in Melbourne.

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Shepparton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Again another wonderful Cathedral. Truly magestic and leaving you with a pull at your heart. Please allow yourself enough time to really appreciate what these Cathedral's have to offer.

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Hong Kong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Visiting churches is a must in Melbourne, I enjoyed the old building and culture. It is one the classic point opposite to the Finders Station. The cross road there is amazing! There are ultimately quiet and spiritual inside the church. Highly recommend to have a visit.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Even if you're not a believer, always nice to visit a church to look at the architecture and take a few minutes to contemplate life.

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Found in the heart of the city, the most busy intersection, the Cathedral strikes with the Gothic architecture. Peaceful and quiet it is worth a visit.

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Gladstone, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Located opposite Fed Square this Cathedral is a sanctuary of peace amongst the chaos of the city. Even though this place is free we donated to light a candle and there is a nominal charge if you want to take photos - but it is so worth it.

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