St. David's Cathedral, Hobart

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Designed by George F. Bodley, St. David's Cathedral is widely regarded as one of the finest examples of the prominent Victorian architect’s work. Constructed between 1868 and 1936 in the Gothic Revival architectural style, the cathedral features a distinctive arcaded entrance with large windows, buttressed turrets, and a square tower made of stone. Stained-glass windows depict the lives of saints, knights, kings, and numerous biblical figures. Along the walls small memorial plaques record the names of notable past members of the congregation. This historical building is located in the heart of the city and forms one of the most recognizable streetscapes in Australia. Visitors are welcome on Sundays at 8am or 10am for Holy Communion, and can also hear the choir sing at 10am. Put St. David's Cathedral and other Hobart attractions into our Hobart trip planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • This magnificent building is located on the corner of Macquarie and Murray Streets and, luckily for me, was open to the public on the morning that I visited. It dates to 1868, the foundation stone... 
    This magnificent building is located on the corner of Macquarie and Murray Streets and, luckily for me, was open to the public on the morning that I visited. It dates to 1868, the foundation stone...  more »
  • St David's Cathedral is the seat of the Anglican bishop of Tasmania. The neo-Gothic church is one of the best examples of this style in Australia. Land for the cathedral was granted to the Anglican... 
    St David's Cathedral is the seat of the Anglican bishop of Tasmania. The neo-Gothic church is one of the best examples of this style in Australia. Land for the cathedral was granted to the Anglican...  more »
  • Friendly people. The cathedral was getting ready for an annual flower show. The building is lovely with wooden beams and the stained glass windows. An interesting area in the cathedral contains... 
    Friendly people. The cathedral was getting ready for an annual flower show. The building is lovely with wooden beams and the stained glass windows. An interesting area in the cathedral contains...  more »
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  • The church has ancient and beautiful architecture. I feel very peaceful sitting here praying.
  • Well, I’d like to say how wonderful the church is. I have never been there. But I can feel it wonderful is every night when I tried to sleep, I always wake up because of the wonderful big clock beautiful sound. I mean I like the clock. But I prefer sleeping well. That's the important thing, isn't it? So could you please change the clock night time? Cheers
  • Stunning historic building (and place of worship!) in Hobart City. The stained glass windows are very beautiful, there is a smaller chapel within the cathedral. A craft shop is presently in the left hand corner by the main entrance. A small museum is through a door on the right, with stone from other cathedrals in Britain dating from 12thC on (possibly some earlier) along the walls, a display of old flags. The interior is beautiful, intricate and awe inspiring.
  • Really pretty church. It's worth going in to have a look at the stained glass and the little handmade store
  • Beautiful where you can share with those who pray.

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