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St Paul's Cathedral

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Address: | Cnr Flinders & Swanston Streets, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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+61 3 9653 4333
08:00 - 19:00
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St Paul's Anglican Cathedral is a beautiful, historic building, situated in...

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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Beautiful cathedral

As the title of the review says a Beautiful Cathedral. Lovely stained glass windows, architecture and interesting historical information.There is a gift shop selling some lovely... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As the title of the review says a Beautiful Cathedral. Lovely stained glass windows, architecture and interesting historical information.There is a gift shop selling some lovely gifts. There is no charge to enter the Cathedral but if desired a donation is welcome.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It sits diagonally opposite Flinders Street Stations and across the road from Federation Square and gets lost a little in its surroundings but it is a magnificent old church. The foundation stone was laid in 1880 and the spires , the highest rising to 96.7 meters were completed in 1933. Worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Church is on the free tram circuit and is right opposite Flinders St Station. Some very nice use of the material used in its construction

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Worth a visit to get a view of the ornate tiling which really stands out. Not that old in terms of history but an extremely well kept example and interesting cathedral.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just over the road from Flinders Street Station and Federation Square. Free entry, donations accepted. Beautiful architecture. Prayer bench where Pope John Paul Second prayed. Worth taking a look or to rest awhile in the cool interior.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The beauty inside St Paul's Cathderal is something that you must see when you visit Melbourne. The Cathedral is situated directly opposite the Flinders Street Railway Station and you cannot miss it as it is a big structure and you do not need to go around hunting for it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Situated just across Flinders Street Station. A must see Cathedral. Beautiful ornate architecture. Very serene inside even though it is situated right at the corner of the busy intersection.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great old church. This church could be found in any great city in Europe. Beautiful stained glass window. Notice the pillows for kneeling. This was an oddity. The sell tours.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful cathedral and an icon of Melbourne CBD, together with the famous Flinders Train station diagonally opposite. Good to visit or even take a leisure walk by the streets, admiring the architecture and beauty.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you check the old paintings at the Ian Potter Centre across the road, you can see the Cathederal as one of the original buildings of Melbourne among pastures and old smaller buildings. Classic Melbourne architecture

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