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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a lovely cathedral, a serene place just to sit and contemplate and take in something good for the soul.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank toowelltravelled64
Reviewed 1 week ago

Back in 1848, the Augustinian friar James Goold became the very first bishop of Melbourne (the fourth bishop in the whole of Australia). After his appointment, he began negotiations with the colonial government to gain access to five acres of land on the Eastern Hill...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Crystalline4u
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a really lovely cathedral. The gothic architecture, so typical of these buildings, is fantastic. Irrespective of your personal beliefs, this is a wonderful building and would surprise with its particular beauty. Worth a visit if you are in the vicinity.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This cathedral is located in a nice garden and is very impressive from the outside and a very beautiful design but the inside, which is huge, is soulless. There are very few ornate features such as paintings, statues etc, the altar area is very basic...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank norman28
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked 1 mile southeast from our Best Western hotel by cutting through the Carlton Gardens seeing its Melbourne Museum and Royal Exhibition Building. Its built in true Gothic based on the 13th C churches from Europe. Inside the huge 1880-1964 organ, sitting over the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Gene R J
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We attended mass at this Cathedral. It was an amazing and spiritual mass. You could just feel the Holy Spirit present in this Cathedral.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank DianeAntonacci
Reviewed October 8, 2019

This cathedral is worth a visit no matter your religion. It represents the beauty of Melbourne's architecture from well over a hundred years ago

Date of experience: September 2019
Reviewed September 16, 2019

Beautiful old gothic church with a lot of interesting stuff First 2 archbishops of Melbourne were Irish The roof is wooden The glass makes the interior have a yellow tint Interesting gardens with water features

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Jim R
Reviewed September 16, 2019

We stopped by and visited the church on doing a walk around the city. The church is quite large and an excellent architectural style

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank I3777YMrichardb
Reviewed September 3, 2019

pretty cathedral in the heart of CBD. so nice and pretty decor well maintained the garden outside is well kept. the clean.

Date of experience: September 2019
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April 16, 2017|
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Response from Jill H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can enter when there are no services. It would be best to contact the Cathedral to ask opening hours.
Michelle K
April 3, 2017|
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Response from maitaimike2015 | Reviewed this property |
Michelle K. I did not hear any bells midweek during my visit, but other reviewers indicate they are rung to call parishioners to Mass, and for special occasions (weddings). P.S. do not miss Cook's Cottage... More
Lee B
March 5, 2015|
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Response from RJC31 | Reviewed this property |
Lee, As a visitor and not a Melbourne-ite I think you would be best to use Public Transport or leave vehicle at Hotel.