Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, Liverpool

Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, Liverpool (must see)

The Metropolitan Cathedral, dedicated to Catholic worship (as the so-called "Liverpool Cathedral" is Anglican), is a recent building, built in the 1960s, which nevertheless inserts harmoniously in the English city environment. Interestingly, this cathedral is not the first, but the fourth in a long series of projects, constructions and failures. It seems that when construction started, they intended it to be a huge building – even bigger than St. Peter's Basilica – but the war and the economic crisis paralyzed the process. Nevertheless, there is something intriguing about the modernity of its architecture, as the word "cathedral" always evokes high towers, statues of saints, and old wooden. Instead, exploring the Cathedral's majestic interior reveals modern works of art and stunning design features, such as its striking Lantern Tower – the world’s largest area of coloured glass. Of special note is the magnificent Lutyens Crypt and Treasury. An architectural gem in its own right, the Crypt is one of the most significant works in the UK of the leading British architect Sir Edwin Lutyens.

Tip:
Make sure to visit before the crypt closes for the day (3:30pm); also, try and go on a sunny day when the sunshine lights up the modern stained glass.
With luck maybe come in times of an art exhibition, or in times of organ concerts and/or classical music!

Opening Hours:
Daily: 7:30am-5:30pm
Closing time is provisional and may be subject to change.
Admission is free, although a donation is suggested to parish funds.
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral on Map

Sight Name: Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral
Sight Location: Liverpool, England (See walking tours in Liverpool)
Sight Type: Religious
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