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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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"stained glass"
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"take photos"
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"light a candle"
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"nice church"
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"federation square"
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"old church"
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"pipe organ"
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"beautiful architecture"
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"awe inspiring"
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"the heart of the city"
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"worth a visit"
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"fed square"
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"choir"
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"worship"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The stone and wood work inside the cathedral was lovely. It was peaceful and interesting to walk around to see the ceiling wood and the stone walls with the memorials for war veterans.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you can fit this in, it’s worth it.. take in the beautiful architecture and the amazing feet that this was built in 1880. William Butterfield the architect certainly had an eye for detail.. I totally recommend the visit..

Thank Kim W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice cathedral with various interesting features and an eclectic style. Need to purchase a photo pass if you want to take pictures. Well worth a visit

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful cathedral & if you have time go inside. It's one of the few old buildings in the city centre of Melbourne. They charge AUS$5 to take photos & this was very worthwhile.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The inside of the cathedral is immaculate.. the patterns on the ceilings, floors, walls and windows are so unique its truly exquisite.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoyed working on Melbourne streets with many historical architectures. This Cathedral is my favorite!!

Thank Jeffrey H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cathedral that you will not miss to see in the heart of Melbourne. It is open to the public and feel free to visit both the inside and outside of the church.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such an incredible and moving experience your mind will take you on a journey back in time to the wonderment of lives past lived.A Museum of the past.This experience is to be enjoyed by all.Church events are still practiced a guided tour an advantage even...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited on Sunday 4th March. Another stunning Cathedral in Melbourne's CBD. You must make time to visit both inside and outside like we did..

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful architecture and look for the pipe organ. Totally worth it. Located in any walking tour for Melbourne icons.

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