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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 1 week ago

This beautiful cathedral is located in downtown Melbourne, and it is stunning inside and out. Yes, they ask you to pay $5 AUS for a pass to take photos inside (my husband could also take pictures on my pass), but we just viewed it as...More

Thank Kim W
Reviewed 1 week ago

im not religious but this is a true gem just to go inside and admire this church for the massive architecture, i was amazed at the heritage and decor and even a choir was singing at the time. free entry and a little kiosk deli...More

Thank aminal1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful building for anyone to see. I even got a pic from the skydeck. Well I'm hoping thats the one I saw from way up there.

Thank Tracey M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service was wonderful to watch, beautifully maintained inside and out. Very calm and serene. Great place to visit

Thank Evie M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cathedral will definitely catch your attention upon arriving at the Flinders Street station or Federation Square. Very close to Degraves street and other CBD attractions, and River.

Thank viatgesrjr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a divine feeling to visit this St.paul Cathedral which is just opposite to Federation Square in Melbourne and the cathedral was very neatly maintained and the divinity is felt. But it lacks the feel of Highly preserved Gothic cathedrals like wise in Europe...More

Thank Mahendra K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love walking around here it is so peaceful the architecture is amazing and I love just sitting near by and checking it out inside and out

Thank vampslayer01
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can easily spend 20 to 30 minutes wandering through this beautiful building, there is much of interest. A guide was on duty near the entrance and she was very helpful in answering my questions relating to the building.

Thank hamilstra
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful place opposite Federation square and is a delight for photography enthusiast. There are sculptures around the cathedral which are just amazing sights. Note: the bus stop infront of the the cathedral is renowned pick and drop points for many package tours

Thank ItzAlok
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we were in awe of the cathedral interior. beautiful. if you're in the square or at flinders station, this is worth a look

Thank NewZealandRob
Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways
tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary
feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the
city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques,
throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You
never quite know what you’ll find around the next
corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and
even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
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