Sacred Heart Cathedral, Bendigo, Victoria

Sacred Heart Cathedral, Bendigo, Victoria

Sacred Heart Cathedral, Bendigo, Victoria

The most prominent building in a city of beautiful architecture would have to be Sacred Heart Cathedral in the heart of Bendigo, Victoria, about an hour and a half drive from Melbourne.

This magnificent building was commenced in the 1890s and was officially opened in 1901. Built in the midst of a depression – to give out of work miners an income – it is a lasting and glorious testament to the vision of the early settlers of this lovely city. While the official opening may have been in 1901, work continued on the building for the next 100 years.

While I didn’t enter the cathedral on this visit I did so some years ago. It is an unforgettable experience in a land where there are few grand structures on this scale.

You can read a great deal more information about the cathedral here.

Sacred Heart Cathedral, Bendigo, Victoria

Sacred Heart Cathedral, Bendigo, Victoria

Sacred Heart Cathedral, Bendigo, Victoria

Sacred Heart Cathedral, Bendigo, Victoria

Sacred Heart Cathedral, Bendigo, Victoria

Sacred Heart Cathedral, Bendigo, Victoria

 

One Response to “Sacred Heart Cathedral, Bendigo, Victoria”

  1. Thomas Peera says:

    I am a widower. My daughter and I visited Bendigo three times while we stayed in Melbourne with relatives for ten months until I got my VIT card.
    Now I live in Arizona and I look at the Sacred Heart Cathedralimage daily and pray that one day I will teach in Bendigo and my only daughter’s wish is to study Dentistry In Bendigo.I am praying for a miracle hopefully one school will hire to teach math and physics.After all it is season of miracles.

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