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Perth's History of Churches

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Cosmopolitan and bold, Perth, Australia has plenty of sun, beautiful beaches and sites to keep even the most active busy. The laid-back and friendly lifestyle is contagious and Australia holidays taken in this noted isolated city will not be forgotten soon. To get a real feel of the history and growth of a city visit its churches. Perth is home to a large number of ornate, original and historical locations.

Built in 1827 the All Saints Anglican Church sits on the Swan River and is full of history, breath-taking surroundings and original architecture. Sit in the same pew occupied by Captain James Stirling who stopped to worship here during his explorations. A cemetery located on the property is the final resting place of individuals who played a significant role in the areas development; John Connolly and Frederick Irwin. Today, the church continues to hold services along with concerts and a variety of events.

Another connection of the history of Perth is Saint George's Cathedral. This historic building was erected during the late 1800s and is one of a few cathedrals built with handmade bricks. Charming and inviting, it welcomes all Australia holidays visitors to delight in the elegant stained glass windows, gothic architecture, stone carvings and pioneer memorials housed within its walls. The church bells still ring each Sunday and services are still held.

While a relatively new building the Perth Mosque is a worth while stop. Originally built in 1901, the building has undergone recent restorations and is among Perth's most noted landmarks. White, striking and constructed with Middle Eastern architecture the Perth Mosque is open to all visitors and tours are available.

Australia holidays are fun, relaxing and educational. After a day of sightseeing Perth has an active and jumping nightlight with world-class dinning and out-of-the-way bars. Learn the city's history and take time to meet the locals.


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