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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
+61 3 9653 4333
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Reviewed 1 week ago

On our recent visit to Melbourne, my wife and I entered St Paul's Cathedral opposite Flinders Street Station. We were admiring the architecture and the beautiful stain glass windows. I took a photo from the back of the church and was about to take another...More

Thank Jim S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This old fashioned church located in front of Federation Square. The church size is smaller than St. Patrick Cathedral and we can't come inside because still have mass at that time

Thank sinming75
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is no better refuge from the bustle of the Melbourne CBD than St Paul's, right in the centre of the city, opposite Flinders Street Station and Fed Square. Take time to see the history of this cathedral, and this city by walking through or...More

Thank Ziek1986
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Did not actually go in but went passed building very beautiful no doubt steeped in history and the arcitechure abd detail and beauty was outstanding worth a visit near federation Square.

Thank cazzie20
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must see if you love old buildings. Its beautiful inside with stained windows and lots to look at. I was there in the morning and it was quiet but it gets very busy as the day goes on.

Thank Jules P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw this cathedral while walking in CBD. It looked like other cathedrals, it had some nice architecture, but if you did not see it you would lose much unless you are specifically looking for such buildings and you are interested either in religion or...More

Thank Ibo1980
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the major architectural landmarks, St. Paul's Cathedral is an Anglican Cathedral located on the Eastern corner of Swanston Street and Flinders Street in the heart of Melbourne. It is built in a revival of the style known as Gothic transitional and is made...More

2  Thank apintolobo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a truly wonderful building. Stations of the cross are beautiful, with some interesting plaques along the left hand side of the church dating back a century or more.

Thank John V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The cathedral itself was nice, both the outside and the inside. But, of course, it is nothing compared with European cathedrals, so I cannot rate it better. Worth a visit considering you are in Australia though

Thank Aleph_999
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived not long before the Cathedral was closing, so we didn't get much time there. Undoubtedly, it's an impressive building and the windows are divine but we we're disappointed by being asked to pay to take pictures inside. Always happy to make a donation...More

Thank Shelley J
Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways
tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary
feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the
city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques,
throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You
never quite know what you’ll find around the next
corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and
even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
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