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St. Paul's Cathedral

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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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My dad went to have a prayer

We (me and dad) were supposed to meet up with the tour guide at the St Paul's Cathedral one morning for the Great Ocean Road tour. We went a day ahead to see where our meeting... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We (me and dad) were supposed to meet up with the tour guide at the St Paul's Cathedral one morning for the Great Ocean Road tour. We went a day ahead to see where our meeting point is and there's the St Paul's Cathedral (just opposite to the Federation Square), we went in and dad said a prayer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

From the excellent old Stones & blocks to the sandstone steps & gardens & Federation Square too ( Opp it ) also flinders street station across road too

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This building is in a central location across from the Flinders St Railway Station and has a real impact as a building of great beauty , step inside and you are swept away by it grandeur . I at times take time to seek peace away from the hurly burly of City in the silence of this special place

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

As a photographer I paid the $5 for the licence to take photos, but I got some great shots of al the Art and relics on display. If you like taking photos or just viewing the past this is one ov the great places in Melbourne to go.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I'm constantly in awe of the beautiful architecture in Melbourne's city center, and this building is a testament to that. It's right downtown, and very noticeable among all the modern buildings as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I love St Paul's Cathedral.It is situated in the Melbourne CBD and is opposite Melbourne's famous Young and Jackson's Hotel,Federation Square and near Melbourne's iconic Flinders Street station. It is a beautiful building and I love the marvellous timber roof within the cathedral. It is open for visitors to look at and also for those wishing to reflect and pray.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

A very lovely Anglican Church Cathedral directly across from the visitors center. Try and stop in to hear the pipe organ when it's being played. Quite moving.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

St Pauls is right in the city near Flinders Street station - there's no cost to visit. It's a beautiful old building with many artefacts.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This is a truly stunning cathedral. Beautiful both inside and out. Sadly there is now a fee charged to use a camera inside the church - even just for personal use.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

If you admire old architecture, like I do, this church is definitely worth visiting. I have been there during my first visit to Melbourne, and I visited again second time around.

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