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St Patrick's Cathedral
St Patrick's Cathedral

St Patrick's Cathedral

Free admission
1 Cathedral Place, East Melbourne, VIC 3002

The Basics

St. Patrick’s Cathedral is a stape of Melbourne sightseeing tours. Admire its spire from above during a sunrise hot-air balloon ride; combine the cathedral with shopping at Victoria Market and the Laneways on a city tour; or cover sights such as the Royal Botanic Gardens and the Shrine of Remembrance during a horse-and-carriage ride. To delve deeper into Melbourne’s religious history, opt for a tour that focuses specifically on Melbourne’s parks and cathedral.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • St. Patrick’s Cathedral is a must-visit attraction for architecture buffs and Christian travelers.
  • The cathedral is an active place of worship so ensure you wear respectful clothing that covers the shoulders and knees.
  • Opposite the cathedral, there’s a gift shop that sells rosary beads, CDs, and other handcrafted items.
  • The ground levels of the cathedral are accessible to both wheelchairs and strollers.
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How to Get There

St. Patrick’s Cathedral is located at Cathedral Place in east Melbourne. The closest tram stop is Albert St/Gisborne St, which is covered by tram numbers 12 and 109. Parliament Station, stop number 10 on the no. 96 route, is a 5-minute walk from the cathedral.

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When to Get There

The cathedral is open daily from the early morning until mid evening; the latest the cathedral stays open is on Wednesdays, when it opens its doors until 8:30pm. Mass is held several times a day; check the website for the exact times.

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Wildcard

Things to Do in East Melbourne Unlike Melbourne CBD, east Melbourne draws fewer crowds thayn the city center. Highlights of the area include The Johnston Collection, which exhibits a private collection of antiques and art in a historic Melbourne townhouse; the Fairies Tree, a 300-year-old trunk decorated with mythical creatures; and the Fire Services Museum of Victoria.

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