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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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  • Nice place beautiful architecture close to everything is right in the center of the city is a place through which must pass bill if you go to new York
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  • Massive cathedral. Windows are beautiful. It's a must see for Catholics and non Catholics alike. Highly recommended. 
  • Place to be inserted without doubt in the city's race and therefore unjustified failure to just focus on the main tourist guides printed and available. In the history of Melbourne civil also can't miss a look at this center of Catholicism that even in the absence of masterpieces that we Italians are finding uses in our churches, the building style and the Interior well represent an era and style that characterises the constructions on this continent from undervalued and known.
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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