One of the key attractions in Melbourne, St. Paul’s Cathedral is also part of the city’s rich history and is an ideal place to explore or spend some time in reflection or prayer.
This well-known site is at the intersection of Flinders Street and Swanston Street. Within a 25-minute drive from Avani Melbourne Box Hill Residences, this Anglican cathedral lies across from the Flinders Street Train Station and can be also reached by tram and the City Sightseeing Melbourne bus.
A Striking Landmark
Dating back to 1880,when the foundation stone was laid,St. Paul’s Cathedral with its towering spires is amongst the top places to go in Melbourne. Similar to Europe’s grand cathedrals, it features a design that is of a neo-Gothic transitional style andwas built byWilliam Butterfield, a famedEnglish revival architect
Made from sandstone, the site has some amazingstonework that combines with truly fascinating interiors. Amongst the design elements are exquisite patterned floor and wall tiles, a timbered roof and a 25-panel glass feature in the ceiling called theMoorhouse Tower Lantern.
There is much more to see withinSt. Paul’s Cathedral right from the striking Processional Doors at its entrance with symbols of the gospel writers. Other highlights include theChapel of Unity (you can light a candle here), the Chapel of the Ascension with its glass mosaics,the Pipe Organand the Brass Lectern depicting an eagle with wings partially outstretched.