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St Patrick's Cathedral, Melbourne

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Known internationally as a leading example of the Gothic Revival style of architecture, St Patrick's Cathedral has the distinction of being both the tallest and the largest church building in Australia. The foundation stone was laid in 1858, but the cathedral wasn't finally completed until 1939. The 19th century Catholic community of Melbourne was almost entirely Irish, so the cathedral was dedicated to Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. Attend Sunday mass for a chance to hear the renowned Saint Patrick's Choir, founded in 1939 when the Vienna Boys Choir found itself stranded in Australia at the outbreak of war. You can also drop by during the week to take photographs and learn about the city's heritage. Add St Patrick's Cathedral and other attractions to your Melbourne trip itinerary using our Melbourne tourist route planner.
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  • This Cathedral is very impressive from the outside and from the inside. A must for every Melbourne visitors.
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  • 2014年10月剛到墨爾本 灰霾的天空一度讓我們感到失望 但來到這座教堂前 即使沒有藍天為背景 仍感受到他的神聖性 進教堂前須沿著長長水道 噴泉漴漴作響 彷彿心靈洗淨的歷程 仰望教堂門口的聖凱瑟琳立像 彷彿向上帝發出讚嘆或疑問 引人沉思 
  • We walked around the outside to admire the cathedral buildings - especially the intricate stonework and leadlight windows. 
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  • Incredible cathedral. Worth checking out especially with the free entry. Consider combining it with a trip to Fitzroy Park.
  • Another beautiful Wardell church, the triple spires dominate the skyline. Unfortunately the main sanctuary has had its fair share of wreckovation.
  • Amazing cathedral. Just beautiful inside and outside. Walk around the church.
  • A very beautiful cathedral, one of the best i have seen in Melbourne.
  • Beautiful architecture and the rose gardens are sublime. Busy office workers can be seen having lunch in the gardens enjoying the summer sun. Truly a peaceful spot in the City