Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel), Brisbane

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An imposing, gothic revival-style façade conceals the equally impressive, striking interior of Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel), a cathedral that sits snugly in the shadow of a number of Brisbane’s tallest, glassiest skyscrapers. Restored and refurbished in the 1980s, the cathedral retains an iconic status within Brisbane, noted particularly for its Harry Clarke stained-glass window and its historical focus on choral singing and music. Add Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel) and other attractions to your Brisbane trip itinerary using our Brisbane sightseeing planner.
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  • Lovely place to visit if you want a piece of Brisbane history. It’s free to visit, a great place to cool down and catch your breathe in the warm weather while admiring the beautiful and historic... 
    Lovely place to visit if you want a piece of Brisbane history. It’s free to visit, a great place to cool down and catch your breathe in the warm weather while admiring the beautiful and historic...  more »
  • Beautiful architectural old Church / Cathedral, easily located for locals and visitors, a beautiful relaxing area especially around the side & around the back. 
    Beautiful architectural old Church / Cathedral, easily located for locals and visitors, a beautiful relaxing area especially around the side & around the back.  more »
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  • So peaceful
  • This chapel is an intimate respite from its larger neighbouring cathedral. The Old St Stephen's Church is also known locally as the Pugin Chapel after it designer, internationally renowned Gothic Revival architect Augustus Welby Pugin. Heritage listed and restored it is worth a visit for those interested in Australian Gothic architecture.

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