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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 May 8, 2013 via mobile

Being Australian and spending a lot of time abroad,Australia isn't the best place in the world and while this cathedral is nice,if you are European you won't really feel much about it.

Thank Sam M
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Reviewed May 4, 2013

Since I stayed in a hotel near Flinder Street Station, St Paul's Cathedral drew my attention as it was almost opposite Flinders Street Station and we used to board the free shuttle bus from its terminus which was just in front of this church. Since all tourist information brochures mentioned St Paul's Cathedral as a place of tourist attraction,I decided to pay a visit. The building was undoubtedly impressive looking and looked yellowish brown in color as it was made of sandstone while all other heritage structures of Melbourne were made of bluestone and looked pale blue in color. It was an imposing structure with Gothic design having stained glass window Since the main door was open, I went inside & found a calm and serene atmosphere prevailed inside which was intensified by a very soft playing of piano. However, I coluld not help comparing it with St Paul's Cathedral in KOLKATA, my home city which was also of Gothic design having stained glass windows but the one IN KOLKATA was much bigger and a sprawling area around it.

Thank KOLKATASANKAR
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Reviewed May 3, 2013

This is a must see for any tourist, we don't have many old buildings of interest in Melbourne or in Australia for that matter (we are too young). This Cathedral is really beautiful and well maintained I visit it every time I go into Melbourne.

Thank Tracy M
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Reviewed May 1, 2013

A most beautiful sanctuary in the busy heart of Melbourne. Attended Evensong, and can recommend. 5.10pm Tues-Fri during school terms.

Thank I_love_Drumnadrochit
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Reviewed April 27, 2013

What a beautiful and very pretty church ... well worth a visit and there are regular musical performances on there.
Amazing from the tiled floors, gorgeous stained glass windows to the ceiling.

Thank Nicole C
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