St. David's Cathedral, Hobart

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#7 of 13 in Historic Sites in Hobart
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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  • October 8, 2017
    The oldest Cathedral in Hobart; St David's affords the wandering visitor an enchanting, quiet step back in time QUIET (forgive the shouting) experience. Right in the middle of the city; it affords the...  more »
  • September 30, 2017
    St David's is not just for Sundays, it's a place to take a quiet moment to breathe and sit down; contemplate the history on the surface of Hobart town. The parquetry floor is quite incredible.  more »
  • September 6, 2017
    Regularly drop in for a little peace and quiet and an ideal place for meditating. Beautiful interior and stained glass windows and historical items on display. Part of the very fabric of Hobart, they ...  more »
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  • April 16, 2017
    Beautiful church. Engaging and entertaining service, with plenty to think about
  • March 12, 2017
    Beautiful convict built cathedral.
  • September 25, 2016
    Beautiful architecture, stained glass, sandstone, organ and parquetry
  • November 4, 2012
    Needs more bald guys.

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