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St Paul's Cathedral

| Cnr Flinders & Swanston Streets, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9653 4333
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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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| Cnr Flinders & Swanston Streets, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Central Business District
+61 3 9653 4333
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This beautiful and grand cathedral is located near Federation Square and Flinders Street Station, so is well worth a visit if you are walking and discovering the streets of Melbourne. As there were worshippers inside, we respectfully decided not photograph the interior, however you are...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I love the architecture of the fore fathers of the Melbourne CBD. This is a special place of worship and an awe inspiring piece of the Melbourne sky line. Great to photograph at different times of the day with all of the shadows of the...More

Thank Andrew L
Reviewed 5 days ago

Its easy to stroll past beautiful old buildings like this one on your way to something more hip and trendy in modern day Melbourne, but slowing down and appreciating some of the iconic historical buildings in the city is a nice way to reconnect with...More

Thank FijiFriends
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have the time stop in and have a look. You need to pay $5 to take photo's but well worth it. Just magnificent.

Thank dare2burbest
Reviewed 1 week ago

Like all Cathedral, this one in Melbourne is also indeed very Large in size and we feel puny and tiny in front of such a majestic structure which has surely withstood the test of time.

Thank FoodiePrada
Reviewed 1 week ago

St Paul's Cathedral is a beautiful church to look at both on the outside and the inside, with the inside having lovely mosaics and pews leading up to the altar area. Would recommend for those walking around the city and passing it, even if for...More

Thank Mel B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful church with a majestic look, serene and very intricately designed.. Centrally locally. No photography without permission

Thank jaithoon V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were lucky enough to be able to attend a service with a choir and organ playing. Truly celestrial with being surrounded by such great architecture.

Thank 1Maya23
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You do have to go in and do one-walk around, and just appreciate it all. That being said, found the staff very unapproachable and were more keen to talk within themselves. I walked around the souvenir area and felt like I was not suppose to...More

Thank Sandrine G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While in Melbourne, we made it our goal to visit a few great architectural buildings. One such structure is St. Patrick's, right in the heart of the city where the grounds and the Cathedral are interesting. Tourists can visit it Monday to Saturday and remember...More

Thank Titus D
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throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You
never quite know what you’ll find around the next
corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and
even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
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