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Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool

Mount Pleasant, Liverpool L3 5TQ, England (Central Liverpool)
44-151-709-9222
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As featured in 3 days in Liverpool
Ranked #17 of 130 attractions in Liverpool
Type: Religious Sites
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Luton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Once you've been to Liverpool cathedral, take a walk down Hope St to here, just walking up all the steps to will keep you fit. What hit's you is the difference between the older cathedral and this modern version, both stunning but In different ways. Well worth the walk.

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Diego Martin, Trinidad
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

The church is one of the most spectacular I have seen in my travels. The stain glass windows are fantastic and well placed so that the sunlight streaming in through them provided additional glory to it's presence.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

I love seeing both Cathedrals and I live here. There is a huge diversity in Liverpool which is represented by both Cathedrals the more modern Metropolitan and the more traditional Anglican both are gorgeous and both are a must see.

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Liverpool
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This cathedral is a polar opposite in design from the Anglican, both at either end of Hope Street in the heart of the city. Fabulous stained glass windows, when on a sunny day is mesmorizing, gift shop and visit both cathedrals as see the contrast.

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Wigan Lancs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The Metropolitan Cathedral is just down the road from the Anglican Cathedral - the road joining them is Hope St. Built in the 60s its known locally as Paddy's Wigwam. Visit also the Cloisters beneath the cathedral but these attract a cost.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

I visited the cathedral on a cold, windswept day last November. The welcome was warm inside and the cathedral had an atmosphere both of being cared for and taking care visitors would have an enjoyable visit. For the single man travelling alone it felt very peaceful and I hope to return when the weather is better.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

The ugly outside is not repeated inside. It is an astounding space, with light coming through the various modern stained glass windows into the huge circular hall. Obviously, it lacks the history of typical cathedrals but is worth visiting to soak up the atmosphere. There are some beautiful scultures and the stations of the cross around the walls are superb.... More

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County Antrim
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Looks much nicer inside - much larger than it looks from the outside. Completely circular, circular stain glass roof so nice and bright.

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south wales
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Personal option is it's very ugly building from the outside, inside is something different if you like architecture or churches it's worth a visit. A service was on at this place when we visited in the smallest corner but it's stopped us going anywhere else in the building. If you're tight for time visit the large cathedral just down the... More

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Wethersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

I was at the University of Lliverpool 1962-66 whilst this Cathedral was being built. What I did not know was that underneath waqs a substantial crypt which was to be the basis for a very substantial Cathedral designed by Edwin Luytens. Money ran out and the war intervened, hence the modern design by Gibberd. You MUST visit the Crypt, wher... More

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