Old St Paul's, Wellington

#2 of 29 in Historic Sites in Wellington
Architectural Building · Church
In the heart of Wellington's heritage district stands Old St Paul's, a former cathedral made wholly out of native timbers. An outstanding example of Gothic Revival architecture, the wooden building features embroidered furnishings and colorful stained glass windows. Notice the memorial plaques on the interior walls and columns, and the flags displayed in the nave: many of these are dedicated to New Zealand and US marines who fought and died in World War I and World War II. Ask a guide to tell you some of the quirky stories associated with this former church, which today hosts a number of cultural events. With our international travel planner, Wellington attractions like Old St Paul's can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • This would have to be the most beautiful church Ive been in. It was an added bonus that I visited at Christmas time and it was decorated accordingly , but it would be worth a visit any time at all...  more »
  • We were here for a christening, and thought the church was so beautiful and well looked after. We were shown the beautiful cloth displays in a cabinet, they are well worth taking the trouble to...  more »
  • Great church. Also Best souvenir shop i've seen in new zealand so far. Prices are fine. If you see something you like - buy it. You won't find it anywhere else.
  • One thing I learned on my trip to New Zealand: if you see a souvenir you like, BUY IT. There were items in the gift shop of this cathedral that I could not find anywhere else on my trip and now I wish I bought it! The cathedral itself is quite amazing to see, soaked with a lot of history dating back over a century.

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