Sacred Heart Cathedral, Bendigo

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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. Make Sacred Heart Cathedral part of your personalized Bendigo itinerary using our Bendigo trip tool .
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  • This cathedral dominates the skyline of Bendigo and almost demands a visit. As you walk through the huge wooden doors you get a sense of the vast size of this building. Once in you enter a small wood ...  more »
  • Religious or not, this cathedral is very much worth a visit. The architecture is truely awe-inspiring, and it’s a lovely place to have a walk around, or sit inside and take it all in.  more »
  • Quiet and magnificent. Beautifully maintained. Lovely spaces outside to sit and ponder whatever. Love the gargoyles!!  more »
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  • Stunning cathedral with lofty ceiling. Second tallest church building in Australia after St Patricks in Melbourne. Building started in 1905 using sandstone from the Geelong area in a Gothic design.The pipe organ was installed in 1905 and had new pipes added recently now totalling more than 2800! The spire is 87m high and inside there is so much light which reflects off the white marble floor. Can be seen from many points around the City and is well lit at night.
  • Very impressive. The architecture is great. The church is one of the highest in town if not the highest
  • A very beautiful Cathedral. First time visited even though I spend a lot of time in Bendigo. Will visit again.
  • Enormous, gothic style cathedral elevated on a hill in Bendigo. A reminder of the power of religion, and the magnificence of our earlier architectural achievements.
  • Beautiful cathedral. Inside and outside. The Vintage Talking Tram takes you past the cathedral. A glass backed statue of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop can be found on the gardens of the cathedral.
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