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St Patrick's Cathedral, Melbourne

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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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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  • Not a spectacular cathedral but worth a look. Has some interesting displays on the colonial and current links with the UK. 
  • great place to visit, there is mass twice a day so be observant of the times - whether you want to attend or simply sight see. would recommend as the church is quite bueatiful 
  • The Cathedral is right in the centre of twon opposite Flinders Station. Its a Must see in Melbourne. During the day during the week is obviously the best time as its less crowded. 
  • Another beautiful Wardell church, the triple spires dominate the skyline. Unfortunately the main sanctuary has had its fair share of wreckovation.
  • 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
  • Magnificent cathedral. But personally I find St Mary Cathedral in Sydney to be even more aesthetically pleasing.
  • An amazing sight to see for anyone who can appreciate the architecture and history!
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