The first time I saw St. Patrick's Cathedral, I thought this was the biggest and the most symbolic church in Melbourne. why? It is so big in the middle of East Melbourne. The exterior architecture is so impressive that make you wonder the interior and to get to know this church better.
So, I went inside. The interior is impressive as well. This might have been one of my top listed churches to visit in the world.
You must visit this church...
This pretty church is located in central Melbourne, in the corner of Swanston Street & Flinders Street and used to be the tallest building here. Masses are still held here everyday for the Anglican congregation
I'm not a church goer in the traditional sense of the word, but I do enjoy visiting old churches wherever I happen to be. I believe they can give you a true sense of an areas history. So I headed for Saint Pauls Cathedral during my visit to Melbourne.
This imposing Anglican cathedral was consecrated in 1891 to serve the predominantly Anglican colonists of the area. At the time it was under the Church of England, and the organ was shipped over from there.
Being from England myself, this isn't anywhere near as old a church as those I am used to from home, but there is a lot to see here in the architecture, the stained glass windows and the memorials.
Built in 1910, this Baroque flavoured church with twin temple-like double domed tower and central classical pedimented facade was designed by Reed, Smart and Tappin during the Edwardian period in classical style.
St. Paul Cathedral is just right across the street of Federation Square. It is beautiful and big church in the central of Melbourne. You will not miss it when you visit Federation Square.