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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.
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“Relax and enjoy.”
Reviewed July 28, 2013

When In Melbourne go past this cathederal and be in Awe of the beautiful architecture and art work in this building. It is one of the many in Australia and this is one to see amongst many others.

Visited July 2013
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Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

this cathedral is amazing to look at inside and out. The beautiful carvings and attention to detail inside as well as the sheer magnitude is astounding. You have to pay a small fee to take photos though.

Visited July 2013
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“20 minutes is enough”
Reviewed June 26, 2013

This cathedral is right in the middle of Melbourne and takes only 20 minutes for a quick visit. The man who designed this building nervous or in person, if he had I think he may have had second thoughts about from black striped around all of the walls, the inside was little the oppressive. Unlike other cathedrals that we have looked at it didn't have that are Holy feel for us.

Visited June 2013
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“Peaceful spot in the middle of the city”
Reviewed June 26, 2013

You won't find much to remark upon in St. Paul's if you have visited other cathedrals around the world. Its best point is its location in the middle of the city where it provides a calm oasis. Worth popping in if you are passing but not a must-do unless you want to mark this one off the "list of cathedrals that I have visited".

Visited June 2013
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“Beautiful Building”
Reviewed June 22, 2013

The Cathedral is well worth a visit - a beautiful building with some stunning stained glass windows. Had hoped to attend the Sunday Eucharist but due to late night on Saturday night / Sunday morning - missed the service!!!! Will be back.

Visited June 2013
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