Religious Buildings in Birmingham, Birmingham

Birmingham offers a variety of religious buildings from beautiful upgraded cathedrals to old churches; for example, Birmingham Central Mosque is one of the largest in Europe. History and religion meet in Birmingham's churches with wonderful views and beautiful parks in which to rest.
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Religious Buildings in Birmingham Map

Guide Name: Religious Buildings in Birmingham
Guide Location: England » Birmingham (See other walking tours in Birmingham)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.7 km
Author: VictoriaP
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Orthodox Cathedral

1) Orthodox Cathedral

The Dormition of the Mother of God and St Andrew is a Greek Orthodox cathedral on Summer Hill Terrace in Birmingham, England, dedicated to the Dormition of the Mother of God and St Andrew. It was designed in 1873 by J.A. Chatwin who worked on many of Birmingham's churches and cathedrals. It is a brick Gothic revival church in the Early English style. The interior consists of heavy brick arches on stout columns and clerestory windows between clustered wall shafts supporting a high arched roof. The church also has a Greek school for children who wish to learn the Greek language.

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St. Paul's Church

2) St. Paul's Church (must see)

St Paul’s is a church in the Georgian St Paul's Square in the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, England. The Grade I listed church was designed by Roger Eykyn of Wolverhampton. It is a rectangular church with excellent acoustics and has long given concerts, among them, the currently popular monthly organ recital series 'Thursday Live' by Paul Carr. The east window has an important 1791 enamelled stained glass window made in 1791 by Francis Eginton from a painting by Benjamin West, now in the Dallas Museum of Art, that shows the Conversion of Paul.

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St. Chad's Cathedral

3) St. Chad's Cathedral (must see)

The Metropolitan Cathedral and Basilica of Saint Chad is the Mother Church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Birmingham. The cathedral, which is dedicated to Saint Chad of Mercia, was the first Roman Catholic cathedral to be built after the English Reformation. The cathedral is in a green public space near Birmingham Snow Hill station and is located on what is now called St. Chad's Queensway after the cathedral, in central Birmingham and it is a Grade II listed building. It is one of only three minor basilicas in England.

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St. Philip's Cathedral

4) St. Philip's Cathedral (must see)

The Cathedral Church of Saint Philip is the Church of England cathedral and the seat of the Bishop of Birmingham. St Philip's was built in the early 18th century in the Baroque style by Thomas Archer and is located on Colmore Row, Birmingham, England.The cathedral is a Grade I listed building. St Philip's is surrounded by a churchyard; six of the monuments there have heritage listings, including one commemorating two men who died during the construction of Birmingham Town Hall and a memorial to the victims of the Birmingham pub bombings.

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The Church of St. Martin

5) The Church of St. Martin (must see)

The church of St Martin in the Bull Ring in Birmingham is a parish church in the Church of England. It is the original parish church of Birmingham. It stands between the Bull Ring shopping centre and the markets. The church is a Grade II listed building. The current Rector is the Revd. Canon Stewart W. Jones. The roof shows the influence of the great hammerbeam roof of Westminster Hall. The beams are decorated with fine tracery and end in large carvings of angels. The floor tiles are Victorian Minton and display the quartered arms of the de Bermingham family.

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Birmingham Central Mosque

6) Birmingham Central Mosque

Birmingham Central Mosque is a mosque in the Highgate area of Birmingham, England, run by the Birmingham Mosque Trust, and is one of the largest Muslim centres in Europe. The mosque is open to people of all religious affiliations, men and women, and its main prayer halls currently hold between 3,500 and 4,000 people during a Friday service. Since the mosque's establishment, it has become a focal point for the Birmingham Muslim community, providing education for children and adults, lectures and seminars, counselling and a marriage bureau along with sporting and recreational activities and workshops.

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Walking Tours in Birmingham, England

Create Your Own Walk in Birmingham

Create Your Own Walk in Birmingham

Creating your own self-guided walk in Birmingham is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Beautiful Architecture in Birmingham

Beautiful Architecture in Birmingham

Birmingham has a variety of mixed-styles of architecture from old Victorian style to cylindrical highrise skyscrapers that will have a huge impact on all of Birmingham's tourists. The beautiful architecture of the buildings in Birmingham is one of the top sightseeing tours in England.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.7 km
Museums and Galleries Walking Tour in Birmingham

Museums and Galleries Walking Tour in Birmingham

Britain's most attractive and beautiful museums and galleries are to be seen in this city. Whether you like to learn about the city's history, its science or maybe visit exhibitions with the possibility of buying something you enjoy, it is all possible in Birmingham's rich heritage and top-class attractions. Birmingham will offer you an incredible walking tour of museums and galleries of international importance.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.6 km
Nightlife Walking Tour in Birmingham

Nightlife Walking Tour in Birmingham

Birmingham is a lively city that has the youngest population in Europe, hence the night clubs, lounges and bars boast lots of energy, creativity and party fun for everyone. Everything is in such close proximity that you will have a difficult time choosing the best location for your nightly amusement.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 km
Kids Entertainment Tour in Birmingham

Kids Entertainment Tour in Birmingham

Birmingham is the perfect venue for children to have a great time, buy sweets and souvenirs, climb a wall or visit the great underworld Sea Life Centre, or even try to be a grown-up reporter at BBC Public Space. Take this walking tour to entertain your kids at various venues.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

The main city of England’s West Midlands and one of the centres of the country's Industrial Revolution, Birmingham is a vibrant metropolis with no shortage of old-time and new landmarks to behold. Starting from the Town Hall in Victoria Square, marking the city center, down to the easily recognizable BrindleyPlace and other notable attractions along the way, you'll enjoy your stay in Birmingham fuller if follow this orientation walk and learn more about the past and present of this wonderful city!

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 km
Daily Life Tour in Birmingham

Daily Life Tour in Birmingham

A day in the heart of Birmingham starts with a good cup of coffee and an English breakfast, followed by some movies and spectacles at the cinema and theater or a visit to the art gallery - it's all about fun and getting along with the locals, their customs and daily activities. Take this walking tour to get into the rhythm of daily British life.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 km