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Sacred Heart Cathedral

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Address: Corner High and Wattle Streets, Bendigo, Victoria 3550, Australia
Phone Number: 0354434400

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Amazingly beautiful

Imposing from the outside, breathtaking on the inside. I have never been inside such a building before. Definitely worth a look. Within walking distance of the heart of Bendigo.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Christine F
Strathalbyn, Australia
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Strathalbyn, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Imposing from the outside, breathtaking on the inside. I have never been inside such a building before. Definitely worth a look. Within walking distance of the heart of Bendigo.

Thank Christine F
Bendigo, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of the most impressive buildings that I have visited. When you walk inside the tranquility of the building engulfs you and calms you. A great experience.

Thank Andrew S
Camden, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The most imposing church/cathedral I have ever seen. Within comfortable walking distance of the Shamrock Hotel.

Thank john_dougo2002
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're around visiting in Bendigo, definitely do stop by to visit this magnificent architecture. It's massive and I'm not kidding, one the biggest cathedrals I've seen in my life! Entrance is free and when there is no mass going on, you can take your time to slowly admire the amazing art works in the cathedral as well as enjoy... More 

Thank Eugene F
Bendigo, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sacred Heart Cathedral is a lovely quiet spot to step out of the summer sun and have a cool break. You can sit in one of the pews and take in the splendour of stained glass and gothic architecture.

Thank TaylaFlint
Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a magnificent architectural masterpiece .. We attended a wedding at this glorious church ,,and whilst we are non Catholics no one could deny it's magnifiigance .. Maintaining it and the surrounding grounds are a credit to all involved .. At night I especially , it's spectacular,

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This cathedral is magnificent and definitely worth a visit. The architecture and art work is beautiful and it is a massive structure. Volunteer aides are very good and knowledgeable about the history of the cathedral and the local area.

Thank Julia S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful architecture and friendly staff. Very similar to the Melbourne cbd cathedral though. Parking area outside is a bit bumpy but inside the place is usually loaded by tourists and is very nice to visit as an old historic cathedral in Bendigo.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

By looking at the front view of this lovely building one can see what a challenge it would have been to complete it. The interior also would have been a challenge. The two front spires were completed first followed by the mail spire as late as 1974. This beautiful marble and sandstone edifice seeks to stand guard over Bendigo itself.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went inside for a service one morning and was blown away with the inside of the church. The stained glass was incredible and just the huge open space of the roof aswell. They also light up the outside of it at night time which looks great.

Thank Slyly R

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