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St Patrick's Cathedral, Melbourne

St Patrick's Cathedral, Melbourne (must see)

St. Patrick’s Cathedral is both one of Australia’s most impressive religious buildings and a leading example of Gothic Revival architecture. In 1974 the cathedral was honoured to be given the status of a minor basilica by Pope Paul VI. In 1848, the Augustinian friar James Goold was made Bishop of Melbourne and he sought lands for a Catholic cathedral in the city. After the Eastern Hill site was approved in 1851 William Wardell, one of Victoria’s best-known architects at the time was chosen to design the church. Although grand plans for a Gothic Revival church were quickly put together, labor shortages due to the gold rush meant that construction did not begin until 1858.

The cathedral was finally consecrated in 1897 after the depression of the 1890s slowed down the final construction. Laid out on a Latin cross pattern, the cathedral is 103 meters long and is the tallest religious building in Australia. The Catholic congregation of Melbourne was at the time mainly made up of Irish immigrants so it was decided to honour the patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick in naming the cathedral. The cathedral’s office hours are 9am to 5pm and volunteers will often guide you through St. Patrick’s.

Why You Should Visit:
One of the architectural glories – and an integral part – of Melbourne.

Tip:
Be aware of services that may be running; PLEASE be sensitive to all that...
Outside service times you can spend time wandering around photo-ing or video-ing.

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Sight Name: St Patrick's Cathedral
Sight Location: Melbourne, Australia
Sight Type: Religious
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Walking Tours in Melbourne, Australia

Create Your Own Walk in Melbourne

Create Your Own Walk in Melbourne

Creating your own self-guided walk in Melbourne is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Melbourne Museums Walking Tour

Melbourne Museums Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.4 Km or 4 Miles
Nightlife Walking Tour of Melbourne

Nightlife Walking Tour of Melbourne

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 Km or 1.7 Miles
Children's Walking Tour in Melbourne

Children's Walking Tour in Melbourne

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.8 Km or 3 Miles
Melbourne Introduction Walk

Melbourne Introduction Walk

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Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.2 Km or 3.2 Miles
Melbourne Art Galleries Walking Tour

Melbourne Art Galleries Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 Km or 1.7 Miles
Landmarks of Melbourne Walking Tour

Landmarks of Melbourne Walking Tour

Melbourne is an amazing city with its beautiful parks and gardens, Victorian and modern architecture. This self-guided tour will lead you to some of the most remarkable landmarks in Melbourne.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.3 Km or 3.3 Miles

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Chocolate Indulgence Tour of Melbourne

Chocolate Indulgence Tour of Melbourne

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