Old St Paul's, Wellington

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#2 of 19 in Historic Sites in Wellington
In the heart of Wellington's heritage district stands Old St Paul's, a former cathedral made wholly out of native timbers. An outstanding example of Gothic Revival architecture, the wooden building features embroidered furnishings and colorful stained glass windows. Notice the memorial plaques on the interior walls and columns, and the flags displayed in the nave: many of these are dedicated to New Zealand and US marines who fought and died in World War I and World War II. Ask a guide to tell you some of the quirky stories associated with this former church, which today hosts a number of cultural events. Add Old St Paul's to your Wellington travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Wellington tour planner.
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  • August 15, 2017
    so lucky this old building wasnt bull dozed down. beautiful architecture. well worth the visit. a gift shop, xmas shop, video of the development of the church. do have concerts  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Luckily fabulous concert was being held when I were there. I could join it at free of charge. But don't forget to provide donations as a token of appreciation....  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Wellington's original cathedral, built in gothic revival style but from local wood to a very high architectural standard. The effect is quite magical inside. This is a lovely building worth an hour of...  more »
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  • Easily one of the nicest old cathedrals ive seen anywhere. V pleasant to look at inside with the amount of old wood used in construction and the lighting inside. It may not look like much from the street but its very quaint.
  • Lovely ambience for small audience concerts though parking is not great... Unless you make use of the nearby New World!
  • Excellent place to visit if you are in the area. The architecture, construction, and windows in this Church are worth the stop.
  • Great historical place to visit. They included the kids too.
  • Such a beautiful and delightful church to visit. the staff were very friendly and there were educational videos to see.

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