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“Great architecture in the heart of city”

St Paul's Cathedral
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed October 12, 2012

Located just across from Federation Square, we attended the service at 10.30 am here. The church have amazing organ, and amazing boys and men choirs. The service is a little bit traditional, but it is an Anglican church and I enjoy it very much. The church itself, off course, lends itself as a place of worship. You'd be in awe!

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Reviewed October 11, 2012

St pauls Catherdral looks deceptively small until you enter the cathedral. It is rather large inside and pretty old. Worth having a look inside. Free entry and also has a gift shop near the enterance.

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Lek K, Social media officer at St Paul's Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2012

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Reviewed October 5, 2012

The Cathedral is breath taking amazing architecture and very uplifiting spiritually would have loved to have purchased a rosary but no one was at the front and we didnt want to disturb anyone but our photos captured a real master piece of a beautiful church.

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Reviewed October 4, 2012

Such a beautiful place, I could sit in here for hours! A must see as its huge inside & so historical

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Lek K, Social media officer at St Paul's Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2012

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Reviewed October 4, 2012

The cathedral has a wonderful feel, and make sure you see the Altar piece from Kinglake painted by Violet Teague. The church at Kinglake where it used to be was destroyed by the 2009 bushfires.

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Lek K, Social media officer at St Paul's Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2012

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