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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 1 week ago via mobile

Easily located in front of Federation Square. This cathedral is yet another architectural gem. Very popular with tourists. While we were there, we did see a notice about no photography. However upon inquiry at the souvenir corner, we were told we could. And there was...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love old cathedrals, then you will want to see this one, easy to get to and photograph. Great to be here on the hour to hear the amazing bells ring out.

Thank GCPurple
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dwarfed by the surrounding glass faces buildings, this remains an iconic church in the centre of this wonderful city. It’s architecture is stunning with columns of distinctly coloured sandstone, blue and cream. You can take a tour but really just read the guide notes and...More

Thank ChefCliveM
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice church. Packed for the Christmas Carols on Christmas Eve. Only thing that spoilt it was people were in and out every 5 mins.

Thank SueM1950
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely magnificent - beautiful wood ceilings, amazing tesselated flooring, space to wander and look at all the amazing detail. Photos are only allowed with a pass that you can buy onsite. Not sure how much it costs. Take a photo (for free) of the outside...More

Thank neena_19
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love to visit this Church whenever we are in Melbourne. It is such a beautiful Church with so much detail inside.

Thank Dondon05
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a worth to visit church in Melbourne. Very nice architecture, stained glasses and art work.

Thank 32Morten
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yes this is a beautiful building and one that is well worth spending some time photographing in detail if in the area as the building itself is just a great sight and should not be missed

Thank streakey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This beautiful Cathedral was designed by an English architect who never got to Melbourne to see his finished work of art. It's a classic Gothic Cathedral with lovely wood carving, stained glass windows and magnificent tiled flooring.

Thank Peach P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Situated on a hillside just a couple KM from the main station and near the Ars center this is a building you would expect to find in Europe

Thank wayne248
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