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“Stunning.”

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 September 25, 2013

A must see. The Cathedral is stunning and you will not be disappointed at a walk through here. Be warned, if you want to take photos, they charge - it's only a small fee but still! You must walk through though and admire the beauty!

Thank Dianne W
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Reviewed September 22, 2013

If you like looking at architecture and old churches then this one is a must. Take the time to look at the stained glass windows and even the newer stained glass panel at the main entry (especially from the inside where the daylight illuminates it).

Thank jenanpat
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Reviewed September 20, 2013

Very pretty and right on Flinders. Pretty, but not as pretty as St. Mary's in Sydney or St. Patrick's also in Melbourne.

Thank Mike A
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Reviewed September 19, 2013

We stopped in the city and the Cathedral is on the circle tour bus route.It is magnificent and a haven from the bustle of Melbourne. No charge but you can make a donation if you wish

Thank cynthiarob
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Reviewed September 16, 2013

Another must visit attraction in the Melbourne CBD opposite Flinders Street Station and Fed Square. Free of charge to visit, and likely it will take up to 20-30 minutes to explore. Make sure you check availability first.

Thank Shawn B
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