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“Brilliant, one of the shining lights of Melbourne” 5 of 5 stars
Review of St. Paul's Cathedral

St. Paul's Cathedral
Cnr Flinders & Swanston Sts, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
03 9653 4333
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Private Tour: Melbourne City Discovery
Ranked #22 of 162 Attractions in Melbourne
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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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.
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“Brilliant, one of the shining lights of Melbourne”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

A relic of Old Melbourne before it became a modern style city. Similar to St Paul's in London.

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“Ok”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

Not the most spectacular cathedral but is probably the best cathedral to visit in Melbourne.

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“What craftsmanship”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2012

feel the atmosphere inside, cool in the summer, warm in the winter. Listen to the choir. Peace and quiet! pay your respects!

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“Quiet place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2011

Offers a place of quiet reflection amidst the busyness outside.

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“A beautiful church”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2011

The church was lovely, and the architecture on the inside (as well as outside) is just beautiful. If you are there on a Wednesday evening, they ring the bells. It's just across from Federation Square, and very worth a visit.

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