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St. Patrick's Cathedral

Address: 1 Cathedral Place, Melbourne, Victoria 3002, Australia
Phone Number: 03 9662 2233
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Ranked #11 of 160 Attractions in Melbourne
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Petaling Jaya
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I just loved how beautifully the cathedral was structured although it was built in 1897. Love the details that goes into the structure plus the stain glasses that adorn the cathedral. Plus, it is walking distance from Fitzroy Gardens where Cook's cottage is located

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Before going in stand back and look up at the spires of the cathedral. It is a beautiful structure. Step inside and look up at the tallest ceiling in the southern hemisphere. Walk up to the altar and then around to the smaller alters at the back of the main alter. It is a truly wonderful experience. Many Asians come... More 

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Penang
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We were relaxing too much in the Fitzroy Garden and by the time we arrived at the cathedral, it's almost closing. We just managed to step into the compound and no chance to step into the cathedral. So, we just took a couple of photos within the compound and then, we were chased out by the care-takers. Nevertheless, the outlook... More 

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

A stunning place. Not too far from the main city either. Well worth a visit. You can get the free tram (#35) from the city and walk the rest. Close to Cook's cottage too.

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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

It was just soo big - like you could get lost in there. There are 8 lady chapels inside it. I may not be a suporter of the religion Christianity but it is one fine piece of early architexture.

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Padang, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 via mobile

On Sunday morning, I saw a wonderful tower from afar, and I recognized it was a church. I came closer and I saw a spectacular beautiful Cathedral was standing before me. It has gothic style and it has a beautiful garden. It so peaceful to be here. Inside the church there are many shrines that surround the main altar. The... More 

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Just love old well constructed churches for their majesty and character. St Pat is a good example. The ones in my own island were affected in quakes. Felt good to go here.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

St Pats is a Magnificient Building that is a pleasure to visit. It is beautifully maintained inside & it's gardens are always a bloom of colour in summer & winter. Set in East Melbourne - just a short walk from Spring St & Parliment Station. Close to State Parliment,The Fitzroy Gardens,across the road from the Park Hyatt Hotel. Inside it... More 

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Forster, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We saw these beautiful towers when exploring the streets of Melbourne, a must see for me! The history and beautiful interior were spellbinding, We went back a second time, knowing there was more to see. It's like your favourite movie, each time you see something that had been missed previously.

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Cambridge, null, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

You might think that an Aussie cathedral wouldn't be worth visiting if you've seen the magnificent places in Britain and Europe. This one is worth it, though. It's not as big as the British or European ones, but well worth seeing all the same.

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