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“Stunning........” 4 of 5 stars
Review of St Paul's Cathedral

St Paul's Cathedral
Cnr Flinders & Swanston Sts, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Ranked #31 of 275 things to do in Melbourne
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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.
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

I have always been a fan of looking at churches as the architecture can be just brilliant....well Melbourne's St Paul's is very much worth a visit. Just sit down and take it all in, be it for 5 min or longer......its fairly unique sitting in the middle of a capital city and just gazing around at the design and thinking back how they built it.

Visited October 2012
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“An Icon of a Church”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

Well worth a visit this Church is a Church indeed well embedded in history and charm. It steeps what a church should be.

Visited March 2013
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West Vancouver, Canada
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“A wonderful space in City Centre”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Very beautiful Anglican Church with beautiful stain glass windows and door. A peaceful place to stop and count our blessings. Was greeted by a friendly volunteers who was happy to tell you about the history of the Church

Visited March 2013
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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“A little quiet interlude”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

This cathedral had a great 10 min. guide around the main feature, a super idea and very useful. Stepping in from the busy street outside we found a peaceful atmosphere with lots of interesting features. Well worth a visit when shopping/sightseeing has got too hot and frantic.

Visited March 2013
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“Glory to god”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

Beautiful catherdral. Worth a look and the grounds amazing around the church. I highly recommend a visit both inside and out.

Visited March 2013
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