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Review of Old St Paul's

Old St Paul's
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$35.59*
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Wellington City Sights and Coast Tour
Ranked #2 of 44 Tours in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Be embraced by the beauty of this gorgeous wooden cathedral - still sacred, welcoming to all, in the heart of Wellington's heritage precinct. Breathtakingly beautiful - Wellington's famous Old St Paul's, constructed entirely of native timbers, is one of New Zealand's greatest heritage places. Experience the wonderful and sometimes quirky stories of this former cathedral church, its historic location and its people. Gaze at Old St Paul's unique colonial architecture, admire its exquisite embroidered furnishings and be awed by the colours of its beautiful stained glass windows. It is a magnificent example of timber Gothic Revival architecture. Visit the Gift and all-year-around Christmas Shop at Old St Paul's, which features exquisite gifts, NZ keepsakes and beautiful Christmas decorations, advent calendars and nativity scenes.There is something to suit every taste. The site where Old St Paul's stands was formerly part of Pipitea Pa. For almost 100 years, Old St Paul's served as the parish church of Thorndon and the Anglican Cathedral of Wellington. It remains a place of spiritual significance to many and also has become a popular venue for a wide variety of cultural events.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
“Wow......what a sight !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2013

We went to visit the Old Saint Paul's Cathedral on the 4th Sep 2013. Wow...what a sight ! This church is so beautiful and it's made of wood. The feeling was so good and we sat down and prayed. Thank you.

Visited September 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Beautiful old cathedral”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2013

Stunning architecture. Close to Parliament buildings. Worth a look! On Tuesdays there are also often free musical performances.

Visited September 2013
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Lyon, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A great place to visit!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2013

This old cathedral is a piece of art. All built in wood, it's a nice place to visit. You can enjoy this wonderful work in a peaceful atmosphere.

Visited August 2013
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Munich, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Beautiful church and friendly guides!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2013

This is a beauty! Really a hidden gem, and an absolute must see in Wellington! The guides present when we visited on a quiet Saturday afternoon were really knowledgable and passionate about the place. The woodwork is stunning. Take a moment to just sit in one of the rows, quietly and just observe.

Visited September 2013
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Atlanta, GA
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“Beautiful and Interesting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2013

This is a beautiful old church that is well worth the stop. It doesn't take long to see, and so is a nice break if you just need a short, peaceful respite or a few minutes out of the rain. The wooden interior is interesting and a fine example of the Gothic Revival architecture in old Wellington. Ask about the Marine Corps and US flags if you are interested in World War II history - there are great stories about the Marines that were stationed here, and the continuing relationship.

Visited July 2013
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