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Sacred Heart Cathedral, Bendigo

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Architectural Building Tourist Spot
One of the largest Australian churches and the country's second tallest after St. Patrick's Cathedral in Melbourne, Sacred Heart Cathedral presents a fine example of English Gothic architecture. The church was built mostly through the collection efforts of the first Catholic priest on the Bendigo goldfields. Inside are intricate marble floors and a huge pipe organ. From outside, the church is easy to spot, with an 87 m (285 ft) steel-framed spire towering above the church. Because this is a functioning cathedral, you can attend mass here. Use our Bendigo vacation trip planner to visit Sacred Heart Cathedral on your trip to Bendigo, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • The sheer size of the building is amazing! Such a gloriously constructed and crafted cathedral. The stain glass windows are gorgeous, the wooden ceiling and beautiful grand organ are just so intricate...  more »
  • We love visiting this beautiful building. This time was autumn with bright blue sky and wonderful autumn light later in the afternoon. The building is majestic from the outside. In the winter when the...  more »
  • You don't have to be religious to appreciate this amazing cathedral. There is a lovely tour guide who is a pleasure to chat to. Check it out and take in all the incredible stonework, Angels carved in ...  more »
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  • OMG a beautiful gothic majestic church. It sits up on the hill & you can see the steeple from almost anywhere within the town centre.A beautiful grotto up in the corner at the rear before you enter into Sacred Heart with roses around .What an impressive place of worship.Tranquil.I Said a prayer for Ma. Really enjoyed the walk up to see her. You should take time to see it if you come to Bendigo
  • Amazing. Well worth a visit. Incredible size and detail. Praise be to God!
  • Beautiful Cathedral. Well worth a look around in.
  • One of the vocal parts of town, the cathedral is a sight to behold at night. The church is still actively in use and if you get a chance to look inside it's just as beautiful.
  • It very beautiful church. I want to get merry there one one day, if I can.