MELBOURNE'S GRAND CHURCHES
there are lots & lots of churches in melbourne, as well as buildings of other religions. in this gallery, the three most essential churches are presented.
st paul's cathedral
this is the cathedral of the anglican church in australia. it's design is "gothic revival", and it was completed in 1891.the three spires were finished later, between 1926 and 1932. located within melbourne's central district, it is a very prominent building.
the cathedral's size is pretty large, yet it was restricted by the available area. nevertheless, it can host more than 3000 people. the central spire is 95 m high.
st patrick's cathedral
this is the cathedral of the roman catholic church in australia. it is located on a hill north-east of melbourne's city center.
this is the tallest and largest church in australia. it is 104 m long, 56 m wide, and the nave is 29 m high. the central spire is 105 m. the seating capacity is 2400 people.
the construction began in 1858, and finished - after many interuptions - only in 1939.
the insight view, towards the altar demonstrates how mighty this church building is.
this is the primary presbytarian church in australia. it's located right in the center of melbourne's cbd.
replacing several earlier presbytarian churches (first one: 1841), building of the current church was done 1871 to 1874, in "neo-gothic" style. it got seats for around 1000 people. the tower is 64 m high.
scots' church contains many elaborated stained-glas windows, which present mostly christian topics.
these three churches/cathedrals are fully working and providing regular religious services.