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Sacred Heart Cathedral, Bendigo

(4.7/5 based on 340+ 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
  • The architecture is amazing, and to leasurely walk through this beautiful building absorbing this fine work, we are very grateful for that privaledge. It is so peaceful, like being in another world. T...  more »
  • Such a majestic building . Simply delete vine and a must see. We went in there and soaked up the serenity and the peace of the place . We felt truly blessed to have been in here .  more »
  • the church was open on monday and what a building it is the church organ which sits above the entrance was a real specticial for me.There is a glass statue of Mary Mckillop outside the church cloaked ...  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.