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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 31, 2012

The polychrome interior is a must see especially as this is an easy free thing to do in Melbourne. Most of the cathedral including the stunning interior was designed by English architect William Butterfield (who never stepped foot in Australia) but the spires were not finished to his plan. The spires were added later with a different design from an Australian architect.

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Reviewed October 31, 2012

The is an extramly impressive building close to Flinders St station. Take time to say a prayer in the peace and quiet.

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Lek K, Social Media Officer at St Paul's Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2012

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Reviewed October 26, 2012

A grand exterior and a beautiful interior. Take your time to explore the magnificent interior and the recently resorted organ. Located at the city's gateway opposite Flinders Street Station and Federation Square.

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Lek K, Social Media Officer at St Paul's Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2012

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Reviewed October 24, 2012

St Paul's Cathedral on the corner of Flinders and Swanson Streets is just a beautiful and quite historic place to visit. Once inside one would never think they were in the heart of such a busy city. This is a real must visit.

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Lek K, Social Media Officer at St Paul's Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2012

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Reviewed October 22, 2012

Had some friends down from Sydney, and took them on a tour of free things in the city. This was on the list. They were most impressed.

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Lek K, Social media officer at St Paul's Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2012

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