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Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool

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Neighborhood: Central Liverpool
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Address: Mount Pleasant, Liverpool L3 5TQ, England
Phone Number: 44-151-709-9222
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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A 15-minute walk from its Anglican counterpart along Hope Street, 1960s'...

A 15-minute walk from its Anglican counterpart along Hope Street, 1960s' "futurism" best describes the exterior of what's locally know as "Paddy's Wigwam." The huge interiors illuminated by natural light through the exquisite stained glass is worth the journey itself.

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First visit to the Largest Catholic Catgedral in England

Despite Living in Liverpool I had never visited the Metropolitan Cathedral since it opened in 1967. I had visited the Anglican Cathedral Many times and decided to see what the... read more

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Despite Living in Liverpool I had never visited the Metropolitan Cathedral since it opened in 1967. I had visited the Anglican Cathedral Many times and decided to see what the other one was like. I didn't really like the exterior look - reminded me of a wigwam - but once inside I was amazed at what I had been missing... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Was blown away but the amazing building and the stunning stained glass made the experience for me. Would recommend visit to vaults, as very interesting on the history of this building

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Wakefield, West yorkshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First time visit, what a beautiful, magnificent place! Whether you're of a religious persuasion or not this is well worth a look. It's built on the sure if an old work house, one of my main reasons for visiting as during doing my family tree one if my ancestors passed away here in 1867

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There is no charge for admission but a contribution is appreciated. There are Guides in duty to show you round and explain the mission of the church. There is a visitor centre at the bottom of the wonderful Cathedral Steps where you can purchase refresh ents and visit the gift shop. The Csthedral is simply stunning inside, a vast circular... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A nice and modernistic cathedral in central Liverpool. The interior with reflecting light through coloured glass-windows is beautiful. The airy atmosphere and the nice choirs singing from one of the chapels is touching.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is an amazing architecture which is seen in the Liverpool skyline. It's also free which is good for quick visits

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I lived in Liverpool for many years and was never impressed by the exterior, although I get the reference to a crown. However, the interior is stunning. A real feat of modern engineering and architecture. The stations of the cross are particularly impressive. A must-see when you visit Liverpool/

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm not a religious person, but I do find the architecture of churches fascinating. This building is definitely worth a visit, especially the crypt, where there is an exhibition showing the development and history of the cathedral site. It's free to enter the main cathedral, but there's a £3 charge to go down into the crypt. It's a short walk... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've seen many Cathedrals but none like these. Such a unique place and very worthy for a visit! From the inside an outside a very special building. Even if you're not interested in cathedrals this is a place where you have to go.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Catholic cathedral is just 600 yards from the Anglican version. The two striking buidlings contrast, and are iconic landmarks on the Liverpudlian landscape. The rather sarcastic nicknames it gets ("the Mersey funnel","Paddy's wigwam") are misplaced. Inside it is an extraordinary building and, as far as an atheist can judge, respectful and functional too. Your visit is not complete if... More 

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