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St. Patrick's CathedralNearby City

St. Patrick's Cathedral

4.5/5247 Reviews
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Ranked No. 16 in Melbourne Can't Miss Attractions
Open on Mon-Fri,7:00am-4:00pm;Open on Sat-Sun,9:00am-5:30pm (Local time)
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"St. Patrick’s Cathedral is located not far from Fitzroy Gardens. We walked seven or eight minutes along Wellington Avenue from a 125-year-old Windsor hotel in Melbourne. The road is full of green and verdant. The greenery in Melbourne city is quite good. The church is nearby The Fitzroy Gardens are connected together, and the cottage of the famous Captain Cook is also in the garden, forming a beautiful attraction. You don’t need a ticket to visit St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The daily opening hours are from 9:00 to 17:00. There are not many tourists here, so we can enjoy it quietly, although the reputation of the church is not as famous as Notre Dame and Cologne The cathedral and the Assorted Sugar Cathedral in Spain are so famous, but after all, it is also the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne and the highest church in Australia. It should be extraordinary. The exterior is influenced by Roman Catholicism and is a typical Gothic architecture during the Renaissance. The three towering minarets above the church are magnificent and magnificent. It is said that the cathedral was designed by the famous British architect William Wardell in 1863, 1897 It was officially opened in October of 2008, and the three steeples of the church lasted nearly 80 years and were not completed until 1939. They were built to commemorate the centennial of the establishment of the Catholic Church in Victoria. Entering the cathedral, the interior detailed stained glass windows are very similar to the Cologne Cathedral, depicting biblical and religious stories. The light is refracted into the dome through the stained glass windows. It is gorgeous and elegant, and the thick marble pillars support the arched dome. It has extraordinary bearing. Another highlight of the church is a set of pipe organs and high candle holders on the altar, which are very gorgeous and beautiful. Walking to the church, there are two more famous statues at the side entrance. On the left is Saint Catherine, a female religious, who took off the thorn ring worn on her head during the crucifixion of Jesus. On the right, the statue of a male saint wearing a monk's robe is Francis. Each, it is said that the stigmata of Saint Francis is the only official stigma recognized by the Holy See so far. Don't do it. The famous side entrance has a stepped pool with some biblical sentences carved on the stone slab. There is a basin on the top of the pool with a wolf carved in it. On the right side of the pool is the church’s souvenir shop. Along the greenery, Melbourne is in front. Fitzroy Gardens, one of the five major gardens in the city, has the famous Captain Cook’s cottage at the corner of the garden. Transportation: Take bus No. 35 and get off at Longsdalestr. stop and walk east."