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Sacred Heart Cathedral, Bendigo

(4.7/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web)
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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TripAdvisor
  • What an amazing place. Even my five year old voted this as one of her highlights of our holiday. The architecture was amazing. Defiantly worth the visit 
  • Always amazes how these buildings were erected way back in time. Not one for chasing every church when we go touring but this was worth seeing just to get an idea of the size and work that went into i...  more »
  • The Cathedral is a huge structure, the work involved is amazing and it took MANY years to build, the stain glass is worth going to look at alone, well worth a visit ti appreciate the effort and time t...  more »
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  • Amazing- such a great part of town. Be aware that there are some confronting pictures and statuses that little children didn't appreciate.
  • 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.
  • The best thing to see in the city of Bendigo.
  • Dramatic cathedral with significant architecture and very good internal light.