St. Patrick's Cathedral
St. Patrick's Cathedral
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia13,336 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cathedral is built to last
    St Patrick's Cathedral is built of hard-wearing bluestone in Neo-Gothic style, which was popular at the time. St Partrick's is the cathedral church for the Diocese of Melbourne. When it was built in the 19th century, most of Victoria's Catholics were of Irish descent. St Patrick is the Patron Saint of Ireland. St Patrick's is an impressive structure. It has statues of a number of prominent Irishmen in its forecourt, including Archbishop Daniel Mannix.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 16, 2023
  • krocchi
    Singapore, Singapore2,239 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A masterpiece Gothic style cathedral
    A truly remarkable architecture masterpiece. The gothic style cathedral was so beautiful our jaws dropped the moment we stepped in. The stained glass and fine detailing inside and outside captured our hearts. We would highly recommend visiting this cathedral if you are in Melbourne.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 17, 2023
  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia13,336 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cathedral is neo-gothic in bluestone
    St Patrick's Cathedral is the cathedral of the Catholic Church in Melbourne. St Parrick's is a neo-gothic Church, built mainly of bluestone, a favorite building material in the 19th century. St Patrick's was named for St Patrick, patron saint of Ireland. In days gone by, many Catholics in Melbourne had Irish ancestry.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written November 23, 2023
  • KT
    Melbourne, Australia1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stained glass windows
    I felt that this building has a strong presence. There are many kinds of stained glass inside and when you go to this place on a sunny day, you can see so beautiful glasses. Furthermore, as you proceed through the building, you can see a big stained glass window. This glass is the most beautiful I think. If you come to Melbourne, you should try to going to this building.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written February 12, 2024
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christoskontas 🇬🇷
Thessaloniki, Greece6,369 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
St.Patrick of Melbourne is a 19th century Cathedral built in the city center nearby the Parliament house and has many similarities with the Irish church. Maybe not so historic and remarkable than St.Patrick of Dublin or NY, but is also an impressive and majestic temple. It is surrounded by a small but beautiful garden. Definitely worth your visit. On the day of our visit, we happened to attend a wedding. Many thanks to the Greek-Australian guard for valuable historical information and a private tour. Ευχαριστούμε και Καλή Αντάμωση!
Written March 10, 2020
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Fiona K
Kingaroy, Australia109 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We ended up at St Patrick's Cathedral after our day tour was cancelled. It was just a nice 10 minute walk from our accommodation.

Upon arriving at the cathedral we were gobsmacked by the outside of the building and the gardens. We walked around the gardens and saw the water features and then stumbled across the little cathedral shop that had a wide range goodies. A very large range of cards for birthdays, weddings, thank yous and much more.

Once inside we were amazed by the the stain glass artwork and the architecture. It's very well set out and would look breathtaking during a wedding or Christmas service.

We have already put it on our list to visit again the next time we are in Melbourne.
Written February 1, 2020
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Arindam G
Dubai, United Arab Emirates221 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
We visited this iconic historical cathedral located right in the centre of Melbourne overlooking the Federation Square. The impressive glass paintings inside the Cathedral depicted stories from the Bible. The cathedral gets quite busy during the daytime with residents & visitors crowding to offer prayers all day around.
Written May 7, 2023
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The Allens
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
After visiting cathedrals worldwide this is definitely worthy a trip. If possible visit a service. Whilst visiting a lady was playing the piano and another singing, just beautiful. Diverse range of visitors were there during out visit. Walk around and read the various plaques of the history. The shop is also worth a visit.
Written February 18, 2020
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia28,766 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020
The gold rush delayed its construction but it was completed in 1856 in Gothic style. As most of the immigrants in Melbourne it was named after St Patrick, a good Irish saint. It is impressive outside but it is not the most elaborate church visited. but still very good. Worthy of a visit.
Written May 27, 2020
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,336 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
St Patrick's Cathedral is built of hard-wearing bluestone in Neo-Gothic style, which was popular at the time. St Partrick's is the cathedral church for the Diocese of Melbourne. When it was built in the 19th century, most of Victoria's Catholics were of Irish descent. St Patrick is the Patron Saint of Ireland. St Patrick's is an impressive structure. It has statues of a number of prominent Irishmen in its forecourt, including Archbishop Daniel Mannix.
Written August 17, 2023
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,336 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
When construction began on St Patrick's Cathedral in the 18th century, most of Melbourne's Catholics were Irish, so it is no surprise that the city's cathedral church was named for Ireland's patron saint. St Patrick's is magnificent building, worthy of its namesake. By the way, the cathedral is surrounded by a number of imposing statues, including Archbishop Daniel Mannix, one of Australia's most influential churchmen.
Written December 12, 2022
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,336 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
St Patrick's Cathedral is the cathedral of the Catholic Church in Melbourne. St Parrick's is a neo-gothic Church, built mainly of bluestone, a favorite building material in the 19th century. St Patrick's was named for St Patrick, patron saint of Ireland. In days gone by, many Catholics in Melbourne had Irish ancestry.
Written November 23, 2023
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KT
Melbourne, Australia1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
I felt that this building has a strong presence. There are many kinds of stained glass inside and when you go to this place on a sunny day, you can see so beautiful glasses. Furthermore, as you proceed through the building, you can see a big stained glass window. This glass is the most beautiful I think. If you come to Melbourne, you should try to going to this building.
Written February 13, 2024
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krocchi
Singapore, Singapore2,239 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
A truly remarkable architecture masterpiece. The gothic style cathedral was so beautiful our jaws dropped the moment we stepped in. The stained glass and fine detailing inside and outside captured our hearts. We would highly recommend visiting this cathedral if you are in Melbourne.
Written September 17, 2023
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