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St Paul's Cathedral

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Address: | Cnr Flinders & Swanston Streets, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Phone Number: 61396534333
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Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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St Paul's Anglican Cathedral is a beautiful, historic building, situated in...

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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Hong's Family Trip 2016

Beautiful heritage site, many well taken care old building around, nice to visit, just across Flinders Station, in the busy street.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful heritage site, many well taken care old building around, nice to visit, just across Flinders Station, in the busy street.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The cathedral is stunning with very ornate architecture. It is possible to wander around inside, and even locate a space for reflection, or peace.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You don;t have to be religious to appreciate the workmanship of those who are... absolutely beautiful... and surprisingly warm in the winter. 'Pillars of the Earth' fans, this one's for you!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

beautiful church to have a look inside, well worth it the inside is amazing, great architecture and the calming effect the church gives you from the hustle & bustle outside

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very spiritual,you take yourself on a tour with all the information of the history about the Cathedral..Staff are there to help you with any questions you may have.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The architecture in this massive structure is amazing! Everywhere you look the detail in the masons work is very impressive. Many places to hide away for quiet reflection, and to escape the hustle and bustle of the city

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

St Paul's Cathedral is the seat of the Anglican Primate of Australia and home church for Anglicans in Melbourne and Victoria.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cathedral is majestic in its proportions and its wonderful to walk in its shadows. Unfortunately, there was not enough time to go inside. Flagged it for another trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow not sure I could add much more to previous reviews other than while in Melbourne put this on your MUST DO list . The work that went into this building in incredible . I'm not a particular religious person and I was thinking for a institution that preaches against materialistic values it sure does have a great display of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow, Wow, Wow. Even if you dont know the words to Hallejuah, are not a church goer or into the Christian religious thing, this gorgeous Gothic creation is sooooooooo worth the visit. The vision of architects from days gone by is nothing short of awesome and this church is a site to behold. When you walk in you find yourself... More 

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