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. Work out when and for how long to visit St Patrick's Cathedral and other Melbourne attractions using our handy Melbourne travel planner.
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  • October 4, 2017
    A nice building to see from outside (we're not been inside). Is nice in the Centre so you can be so.
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  • October 2, 2017
    Very impressive gothic style catherdral in the centre of Melbournr. Easily reached from the circle tram.  more »
  • September 30, 2017
    Is Melbourne's largest churches, but there head is forbidden to take pictures, if candid said Club Med please go out, Zhuang yan 肅 MU, maybe many people here face 禱 told, it takes about one after 20 minutes to ramble,
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  • August 31, 2017
    Beautiful and huge church! So glorious and wonderful place. We've a lot perfect photos there. And don't wear hat or cap inside for respect.
  • August 31, 2017
    Classic architecture and readily accessible to the public. Definitely worth a quick wonder around if you are nearby.
  • August 23, 2017
    Classic cathedral, quite dark inside, which adds to the place I think. Nice grounds & the guy in the visitor shop was really helpful.
  • July 6, 2017
    Fantastic building and surrounding area. I just loved the fountain and stream feature and got a laugh seeing the gargoyle of Jeff.
  • July 13, 2017
    The sun in the afternoon was poured around the church, so that the whole space was immersed in a peaceful and warm atmosphere. The gurgling water flows slowly in the backyard, making the solemn winter also seem to be brightened up.

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