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St Patrick's Cathedral

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Address: 3 Lyons St S, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
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+61 3 5331 2933

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Lovely old place

Quiet for contemplation and prayer. Impressive architecture and features. In centre of town. Plenty of car spaces.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 January 2017
Kay C

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Quiet for contemplation and prayer. Impressive architecture and features. In centre of town. Plenty of car spaces.

Thank Kay C
Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Beautiful cathedral in the centre of the city. Stained glass is truly stunning and the quiet atmosphere restful.

Thank trencherman_10
Daylesford, Australia
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181 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 964 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

It lacked information. It lacked good lighting. It felt soulless and uninspiring. No candles, no precious sanctuary, no warm greeting - this was a very sad experience!

1 Thank RetiredWazza
Ballarat, Australia
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

The cathedral is probably the mist impressive church in Ballarat although it has plenty of competition

Thank John W
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016

The building is amazing, as good and if not better than some others I have looked at in my travels. How the trades could create such beauty with the tools available to them at the time, is simply amazing. As an Atheist I envy the buildings available to christians, maybe we should build a building for us? then what would... More 

Thank Eric J
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

St Patrick's Cathedral is a simple and beautiful cathedral. Didn't expect that from the outside. There is a gentle atmosphere and we appreciated its simplicity and its character. Hard to explain. See for yourself...

Thank Remy88
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015 via mobile

St Patrick's Cathedral is situated in the centre of this beautiful city on the magnificent tree lined Sturt Street. The architecture is predominately Gothic and has been carefully and lovingly maintained over the years. In a time when many of our beautiful churches are being sold off it is reassuring to still have these magnificent heritage buildings in our city.... More 

Thank christinarosina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015

A beautiful cathedral with a lovely atmosphere that can only be obtained by lots of prayer. Worthwhile visiting.

Thank Cultured12
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

Just an amazing place. A real piece of local history with an atmosphere of reverence and beauty that is hard to describe. Quite awesome.

Thank AnthonyHendra
Ballarat, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015

Went to mass here and there was a baptism too, it was very nice. The priest made everyone feel very welcomed and met everyone as they left the church.

Thank Anne M

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