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Sacred Heart Cathedral

Address: Corner High and Wattle Streets, Bendigo, Victoria 3550, Australia
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Ranked #2 of 26 things to do in Bendigo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural buildings, Sights & Landmarks
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

So beautiful and grand. Very peaceful and the organ playing was nice. Did not expect such a tall church in Bendigo.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Set on a hilly knoll as you enter Bendigo, you can see this Cathedral's spire from almost every point in Bendigo. At night it is lit with soft lighting which shows off its architecture. Inside there are large wooden Angels looking down on you as you walk the marbled floor. Weddings are a favourite as well as Christenings. All people... More 

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Swan Hill
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

The Cathedral speaks for itself. It was a magnificent structure and the maintenance and repairs only make it more incredible. The beauty and the absolute awe that eminates is intoxicating and unforgettable.

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Bendigo, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have been fortunate enough to be to a wedding and a christening at this church it is beautiful I haven't seen a nicer one even if you are not religious it is worth a look

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The outside gothic style appearance is imposing from its position on the hillside. Inside its relative simplicity and the way the light enters from unadorned windows gives it a very pleasing ambience. I would have liked to climb up to the towers but unsurprisingly the access gates were locked.

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

As one approaches Bendigo from the South, Sacred Heart Cathedral appears on the left, set on a hill and rising up in all its majesty. It is a Gothic style Roman Catholic cathedral, and one of the largest in Australia. It is worth walking around the outside, particularly noting the garden setting with the Virgin Mary appearing to Bernadette of... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

This church is fascinating and the scale is unbelievable. The size is assisted by it's location, perched on a hillside high above the main drag into Bendigo. The entrances are grand and bold and the interior cavernous. I left my husband at the Rays Outdoors shop opposite to explore the church. I took a zillion photos but I think the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Excellent choir and amazing bells. This magnificent cathedral, the last of the great cathedrals which take a century to build, puts paid to the old cliches about Europe having a monopoly on Western tradition - the glorious architecture of this building is the logical expression of the gold rush wealth and stonemasonry skills of the region.

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Hastings, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Stunning church, beautifully made from stone. Stunning both inside and out. So much nicer to view now the buildings in front have been removed. Well worth stopping in for a look!

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Bendigo, Australia
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26 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

A fantastic occasion makes this an even better occasion. The Cathedral is a magnificent piece of sacred architecture that can be enjoyed with a wander through. It has provided a great venue for musical presentations as well. Its purpose is worship and it makes a great space when filled with community. We were there with family and friends for a... More 

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