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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
+61 3 9653 4333
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Reviewed yesterday

The cathedral itself was nice, both the outside and the inside. But, of course, it is nothing compared with European cathedrals, so I cannot rate it better. Worth a visit considering you are in Australia though

Thank Aleph_999
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived not long before the Cathedral was closing, so we didn't get much time there. Undoubtedly, it's an impressive building and the windows are divine but we we're disappointed by being asked to pay to take pictures inside. Always happy to make a donation...More

Thank Shelley J
Reviewed 1 week ago

This cathedral is a meet-up place for many of the tour buses and is situation across from Federation Square, so you can't miss it. Go at night for a great photo op from the side, because it's beautifully lit.

Thank miznovember
Reviewed 1 week ago

Like with many old churches, you have a feeling ok calm when you enter. You can lite a candle to remember and reflect. Listen to the sermon ( although it was in Chinese when I went through) or just enjoy the peace. You don’t have...More

Thank Orkboss
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

St Paul’s is a beautiful Cathedral with a stunning interior to match. The floor is really fantastic, could not imagine the time and effort that went into it. They do nick you $5.00 for a picture permit at the door.

Thank John W
Reviewed 1 week ago

St Paul's Cathedral is a beautiful church, its always open when I visit the city and I always pop in for a prayer and to light a candle, a beautiful place for peace and reflection no matter what you believe in.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took my grandchildren to see inside a church. Was a great experience for them and opened up lots of talk from the visit.

Thank lprime
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Positives: 1. well-designed, well-built structure by those who clearly loved their church. 2. the christening [dunking] pool survives and is occasionally used, as I understand. Negatives: 1. the interior altar is almost completely obscured by a giant projection screen and loud speakers. I had thought...More

2  Thank requedieu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The architectural structure of the church is so beautiful that you can't help but admire it. Inside, I was very surprised to hear music from the pipe organ which is situated at the top of the left corner of the church. It's so pleasant to...More

Thank Brenskie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful example of the 1800s architecture. Nobody could ever afford to build this style of cathedral in modern times. It is a national treasure and must be conserved. The altar and the stained glass have to be seen, they are magnificent. The...More

Thank JIm255073
Central Business District
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throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You
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corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and
even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
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