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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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  • Average9%
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“take photos” (56 reviews)
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| Cnr Flinders & Swanston Streets, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Central Business District
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+61 3 9653 4333
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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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"opposite 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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"sandstone"
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Reviewed yesterday

We do not often appreciate what we have in our own country and this cathedral in the centre of the city is well worth a visit. Free to visit and beautiful to see

Thank KatielouAustralia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful building inside and out. Lovely new-gothic Victorian architecture. Beautiful stained glass. Definitely worth a visit

Thank Mr&MrsWilko
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is not as amazing as churches in other parts of the world but it is lovely and big for Australia. It has nice stained windows and is free to go inside to look around.

Thank EleanorBall
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Seems ok. It is in the route of Hop on Hop off bus route. If you have time, you might visit it. we saw only from outside

Thank WorldTraveler200081
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Breathtaking cathedral in the heart of the city right near Flinder street station. The cathedral is open during the day so you can pop in and have a look at the architecture or attend mass. Beautiful building with space to sit outside on the grass...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

St Paul's Cathedral is a core part of Melbourne's essential landscape and without it, Federation Square and Flinders Street Station would be missing a vital part of it's core Melbourne CBD trio. Although I have lived in the country for several years, I entered St...More

Thank Evelyn W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you love religion and architecture, check out St Paul’s Cathedral across from Federation Square. This Anglican cathedral’s gothic style architecture and beautiful interior is simply stunning to experience, even if you’re not religious.

Thank courtzzzc
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went there only to see the style of the church and I realized that it was an Anglican Church but I felt very good .The little shop inside had amazing little angels hand made and the people in charge of it were absolutely kind...More

Thank Anna B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So nice to just go in and sit down to stress of as an tourist in Melborne. Safed me a couple of times.

Thank perreobo
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Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

Found myself walking into this church trying to shelter from rain and wind in a beautiful winter day in Melbourne. St Paul is a very beautiful church, from the floor to the very high ceilings. The paintings, the windows the colours, the patterns of the...More

Thank Margherita d
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