Travelers do not have to be religious to know that cathedrals feature some of the most beautiful architecture in the world. During a driving tour of Melbourne, visitors to Australia can appreciate the design elements that have made St. Paul's Cathedral one of the city's most iconic landmarks.
From 1880-1891, the cathedral was erected in the center of Melbourne. Today, the intricately detailed structure rises high in the center of the city. Architecturally, St. Paul's is what has been described as Gothic transitional, as it draws on elements of Decorated and Early English style. However, work on the cathedral did not end in the late 1800s, as its towering spires were added in the 1920s.
To fully appreciate the beauty on display both inside and outside of the cathedral, travelers will want to explore by car, but also put their vehicle in park and take a walk through St. Paul's. While exploring the historic structure's interior, they will come across the T.C. Lewis Organ and decorated glass processional doors that tell the story of St. Paul being blinded by the light on his way to Damascus.
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