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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 January 10, 2013

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Reviewed January 9, 2013

As I write this, I am looking directly at the Cathedral from my hotel window.
I have seen it hundreds of times and almost take it for granted - it is a constant of Melbourne - it doesn't confront your senses as its neighbour Federation Square does but you feel it gives Melbourne a sense of history and continuity.

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Reviewed January 6, 2013

We had to try 3 different times to find a time when it would be open to get into the cathedral. But it is worth the wait and patience. Situated at the busiest corner of Melbourne it is a great respite from the outside world.

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Reviewed January 6, 2013

We are not religious but you can't help admiring such a beautiful building. Our 12 yo led us through the 'self guided tour' which took about 20 mins and is really worth doing as you end up seeing a lot more.

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Reviewed December 28, 2012

We went to the Christmas Service of nine lessons and carols, which was enjoyable. On a hot day, it´s nice to sit and enjoy the coolness and tranquility the Cathedral offers.

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