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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  • St. David's Cathedral is the most prominent religious place in downtown Hobart. While the facade is grand, the interior is relatively simple and has not much to offer.  more »
  • St, David's is right in the centre of Hobart and provides an opportunity for some quiet time away from the hustle and bustle of the city. We were warmly welcomed when we went inside and were given a s...  more »
  • We stopped in for a few minutes on a walk down to the dock area. There were members inside the church who were all very friendly and welcoming. An organist was playing chords that echoed through the b...  more »
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  • Beautiful church. Engaging and entertaining service, with plenty to think about
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  • Beautiful architecture, stained glass, sandstone, organ and parquetry
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