Church of Christ the King, Cork

Church of Christ the King, Cork (must see)

With its towering presence and handsome architecture, the Church of Christ the King is sure to mesmerize you at Turners Cross, Cork.

Known as one of the most contemporary designed churches of modern-day Ireland, this is a must visit in Cork. The magnificent piece of architectural brilliance was designed by Barry Byrne, a Chicago-based architect. Quite monumental in its own right, as it is the first church in Ireland to be designed by a foreigner and the first to be built with concrete instead of traditional brick. The church was commissioned in 1927 by the Bishop of Cork, Rev. Daniel Cohalan and was built as the solution to the growing population and expansion of the South Parish.

The most stunning feature of the church is that despite its mammoth structure the interiors have no columns or support of any kind. This is specially designed so that the audience gets an uninterrupted view of the altar from any direction, making the Church of Christ the King the largest suspended ceiling in Europe.

Why You Should Visit:
Very much worth seeing for anyone with an interest in contemporary architecture; this modern church is rather unique and tastefully decorated.
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Sight Name: Church of Christ the King
Sight Location: Cork, Ireland (See walking tours in Cork)
Sight Type: Religious

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