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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
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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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Love to hear the church bells ring on this beautiful church which is situated right in the middle of city centre. It is opposite Federation Square and certainly worth a visit... read more

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Love to hear the church bells ring on this beautiful church which is situated right in the middle of city centre. It is opposite Federation Square and certainly worth a visit. The architecture is inspiring.

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Swan Hill, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I love to visit the old churches of the Melbourne city and St Paul's Cathedral is worth a look if you are interested in architecture, churches or history.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This church is directly across from Federation Square. They have an awesome organ and the church is beautiful inside & out.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This Cathedral is smack in the middle of the CBD and tram routes. Very beautiful. We did not go inside.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You can't miss this massive cathedral at the junction of Flinders and Swanston Street. The sandstone building is the home church for Anglicans in Melbourne and Victoria. Its tower is the second highest Anglican spire in the world. While it is featured as an iconic Melbourne landmark due to its age dating back to 1880, it means a lot more... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always take overseas visitors here as it is very central and a wonderful building. We have also attended a lovely service here with our granddaughter

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nothing very special compared to ones overseas, but was good to visit and see an old church. I'm sure that the are just as many old beautiful ones in suburbs of Melbourne

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

they have pamphlets in many languages explaining about the church. It is quiet and peaceful, those supervising it are friendly and helpul and happy to answer questions

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have seen one cathedral, you have seen them all, yet not true with St Paul's. The interior is tremendous with the beautifully stained wood, tile floors and windows. Worth a look if you are wandering around the CBD, but you will need to pay up for pics!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Situated opposite Flinders Street Station, St Paul's Cathedral has seen many State funerals, weddings and other events throughout its lifetime. Architecturally it is an icon of Melbourne.

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