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“Try and fit it in...you will not be disaappointed”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Old St Paul's

Old St Paul's
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$38.65*
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Wellington City Sights and Coast Tour
Ranked #2 of 44 Tours in Wellington
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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
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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“Try and fit it in...you will not be disaappointed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2014

A wonderful old wooden church surrounded by modern buildings. Inside is a delight. A short walk from the centre but worth the effort.

Visited January 2014
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“Interesting -- If You're In The Area”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2014

We toured St. Paul's as part of a small group tour. It was certainly interesting, particularly the history and US Marine flag from World War II, but not worth travelling long distances to see. If you're nearby, check it out -- it'll be worth the time.

Visited January 2014
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“Wonderful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2014

The outside of this amazing Cathedral gives no clue to the absolutely beautiful interior.
It really does take your breath away. Intimate, warm, welcoming and beautifully crafted. The woodwork and carving of native timber is stagering given the era it was built. The fact that it remains in such beautiful condition is a testimony to the skill of those who built it.

Visited January 2014
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“OK”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2014

More history than architecture. More relevant for the locals due to its history. It is not an active church any more, so you can walk right into the altar area.

Visited February 2014
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“Impossible to believe they wanted to demolish this.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2014

A really unique timber church in central Wellington and which should be on the list for anybody visiting the city.

Remarkably well preserved with a beautiful interior. There's a small gift shop run by volunteers and clean toilets out the back.

An interesting and unique piece of NZ history.

Visited January 2014
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