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“Visit During Mass” 5 of 5 stars
Review of St. Patrick's Cathedral

St. Patrick's Cathedral
1 Cathedral Place, Melbourne, Victoria 3002, Australia
03 9662 2233
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Ranked #13 of 204 attractions in Melbourne
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
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melbourne
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“Visit During Mass”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

The best way to experience the cathedral is during a Solemn Pontifical Mass, which is every Sunday at 11am. The choir is great, and the whole setting is beautiful and spiritual.

Visited March 2013
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“Great choir”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

I often attended the 11am Sunday Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral. The boys choir, that is accompanied by the old piped organ, is one of the best I've heard. The architecture of the church is magnificent, the interior is very Intricate and the surrounding garden is well-maintained.

Visited March 2013
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Perth, Australia
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“Don't expect much here”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

I walked up to visit several times and it was closed. Having seen wonderful churches in France I was expecting more. Very drab and uninteresting interior - where are the stain glassed windows? Garden is nice.

Visited March 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“A grand church”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

It isn't just Europe that has magnificent churches that are worth a visit even if you have no interest in religion. Definitely worth a visit to have a look.

Visited January 2013
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Geelong, Australia
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“Cathedrals in Comparison”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

For Australia, probably the best. Magnificent stained glass, large with beautiful structure. Home to most state funerals because of it's deliberate restoration and maintenance Not on par with European counterparts but close to inner city and size and detail extraordinary, regardless of religious persuasion

Visited July 2012
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