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Review of St Paul's Cathedral

St Paul's Cathedral
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$53.86*
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Melbourne City Sights Morning Tour with Optional Yarra Cruise
Ranked #27 of 346 things to do in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Adelaide, Australia
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7 reviews
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“a Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

A very beautiful Cathedral, fantastic architecture and the stained glass windows are special. Dame Elizabeth's memorial service being held there the following Tuesady

Visited December 2012
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“November Holiday”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

We were told about St Pauls Cathedral in our Secret Laneways and Arcades tour and we were also told about 'Evensong' and the boys choir. So on our last night in Melbourne we went to Evensong. it was so peaceful and restful after a long day. The Church is magnificent, too breathtaking for a photo to do justice. I hope it will always be preserved forever - what a contrast to Fed Square just across the road.

Visited November 2012
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Melbourne
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“Worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

Occasionally there are classical musicl performances and I would definitely recommend those. Lovely architecture.

Visited December 2012
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“Pretty”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

I love going to old churches and this one was very pretty with some lovely stained glass. I wouldn't recommend taking time out to visit it, but if your walking the city and have some time on your hand do go in.

Visited November 2012
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“Beautiful Church near Flinders Station”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

While I was waiting for the tourist shuttle bus near flinders station. I walked into the church to take a look. It was indeed amazing with the old traditional interior and super high ceiling. it is worth to have a visit even if you do not plan to attend the church service.

Visited October 2012
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