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St. Patrick's Cathedral

1 Cathedral Pl, Melbourne, Victoria 3002, Australia
+61 3 9662 2233
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“old church” (22 reviews)
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1 Cathedral Pl, Melbourne, Victoria 3002, Australia
+61 3 9662 2233
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Had a id week visit and a school was having singing practice which went down very well. Enjoyed the architecture especially the ceilings.

Thank Steve L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed walking around and through this lovely cathedral. Apart from the history of its development including the key people involved its fascinating to see / understand the architectural and engineering aspects. Defintely worth a visit followed by a walk through Fitzroy Gardens.

1  Thank stefano523
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely interior with individually decorated chapels. Peaceful garden with fountains. Vaulted ceilings. Historic from 1800s.

Thank DrDaveMaui
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the most beautiful cathedrals in australia. The area its located in is worth a walk around due to various attractions including parliament house, treasury gardens,fitzroy gardens etc

Thank JohnG3121
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely place to go and get some time out of the bushel of the city. Was nice and cool too inside so a bonus to get away from the heat.

Thank elinb18
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There perhaps is a lot of old churches outside in Australia, but this one is unique in Melbourne. Worth a visit if you're close by.

Thank aleshap998
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful cathedral in the centre of Melbourne. We liked this one more than the St. Paul’s cathedral. From the outside the black stones look very special. Go here if you seek some rest. Free entrance.

Thank ReisDNA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't go inside though it is open and plenty of tourists were visiting. We even saw a bridal couple having photos taken from outside the fence! It is a beautiful building and we had a good view of it from our nearby hotel. It...More

Thank Jane and Kim M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Only saw outside, but wonderful architecture with great spires. Interesting gardens with many rose bushes and an interesting water feature

Thank Bob S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Huge Grand old building of remarkable architecture and once inside has that feeling of peace , tranquility and solace. The High Mass is usually attended by the Bishop and the services are excetional. The choir accompanied by the celestial sounding organ is outstanding. Grand enterance...More

Thank johnjoseph404
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17 April 2017|
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Response from Jill H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can enter when there are no services. It would be best to contact the Cathedral to ask opening hours.
Michelle K
4 April 2017|
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Response from maitaimike2015 | Reviewed this property |
Michelle K. I did not hear any bells midweek during my visit, but other reviewers indicate they are rung to call parishioners to Mass, and for special occasions (weddings). P.S. do not miss Cook's Cottage... More
Lee B
6 March 2015|
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Response from RJC31 | Reviewed this property |
Lee, As a visitor and not a Melbourne-ite I think you would be best to use Public Transport or leave vehicle at Hotel.