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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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  • You have to go inside to see the beauty. Amazing. Stunning architecture and beautiful windows. Despite many people visiting it is still quiet and perfect for a prayer and reflection in the middle of t...  more »
  • A beautiful Catholic Church . Worth a visit to have a look inside at the Architecture and Stained Glass Windows. Not far from the Fitzroy Gardens. 
  • This is a Roman Catholic Cathedral, the main Melbourne, seat of Archdiocese and is one of the main examples of Gothic architecture in the world and was built on the basis of the medieval cathedrals of England. The Cathedral was consecrated in 1897 without having been completed what only happened in 1930 and in 1997 was restored to celebrate the centanário of his consecration. It's beautiful, all of stone on the outside and inside has beautiful stained glass Windows and a beautiful altar and organ is very impressive.
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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