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Sacred Heart Cathedral, Bendigo
(4.7/5 based on 300+ 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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  • Wow, what an impressive cathedral. We were the only ones in there and it was amazing. Great architecture. a great place to pop in and see while in Bendigo. 
  • Get ready. If you haven't been to Bendigo before, laying eyes on this for the first time is going to be something special. Drive into town from the north-eastern end of its main strip, as we did, for ...  more »
  • Arrived just after service had finished, amazing to be in such an old church with history on the wall. 
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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.