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St Paul's Cathedral

| Cnr Flinders & Swanston Streets, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9653 4333
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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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| Cnr Flinders & Swanston Streets, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Central Business District
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The inside of this church is quite beautiful with its sand and charcoal stone and majestic ceiling and tiled floor. The outside is less spectacular but definitely worth a visit.

Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful late 1800's built Cathedral still in use as a church, out the back there is a contemplation room where you can sit and enjoy the quiet . Beautiful stained glass windows.

Thank Myree M
Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful place to visit, the chimes playing on sunday morning were amazing to hear as i stood outside, a great church that has character to be admired.

Thank MichealH
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful cathedrial right in the heart of Melbourne which attracted lots of people to visit. I loved the peacefulnes of the cathedrial and the appreciating the beautiful artitecture.

Thank GourockRhona
Reviewed 1 week ago

With St Patrick's Cathedral this is one of the two finest cathedrals in Melbourne. St James Old Cathedral (now in King Street) served as Melbourne's Anglican Cathedral until St Paul's Cathedral was consecrated in 1891.Many State funerals are held here the latest being Lou Richards...More

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 1 week ago

An amazing piece of architecture, magnificent in detail and proportion. Entry is free but if you want to take photos you will need to pay. There is lots to look at and read inside the cathedral, if you like that sort of thing.

Thank Nunngo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely cathedral with a lot of history and information around. With the staff being very helpful and informative and genuinely interested in where you come from. Being free was a great though you have to pay for photos and videos which goes towards the running...More

Thank Jacob D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We entered this Cathedral on our way to seeing the city. It was around mid afternoon when we entered the cathdreal to the lovely sounds of organ music.

Thank Uptownfoody
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely building ,lots of plaques of history inside ,we had giggling teens with us so couldn't stay to appreciate

Thank suse806
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I absolutely loved walking inside this Cathedral, is amazing & so stunning. You need to ask to take photos but a must to visit.

Thank Munkee P
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