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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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Ranked #19 of 136 Attractions in Liverpool
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Chester, UK
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

This building is awesome in its own right, as well as providing a great contrast to the beautiful Anglican cathedral. Please be sure to visit both.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

I live locally and this is one of my favourite places to visit especially if I want peace and time to reflect away from work. The interior is beautiful especially the stained glass. I love the gift shop it has a good selection of items with prices to suit every pocket. Ive not been to the crypt but definitely will... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

The largest RC church in Britain, is an insult to taste and religion. Mid 20th century architecture ,is notorious for its use of concrete and utilitarian feel, but this is awful even by the standards. Full of the misplaced idealism of the 60's , the funnel shaped structure is supposed to bring to mind an embracing tent,it now looks like... More

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Upminster
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Have visited before but more than worth a visit, whether from a religious or secular point of view. A very peaceful place both to pray and just admire the building. A visit to the crypt was very interesting. the building is worth visiting from the architectural aspect but oh for the feeling of serenity the building gives was worth visiting... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

The outside of the cathedral is fascinating, but it's the inside, with its John Piper stained glass and soaring ceiling that is utterly spell-binding. I visited on a Sunday when there was a service and the sound of the choir filled the interior and raised the hairs on the back of my neck. In terms of sensory (and perhaps spiritual)... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Known to us locals as paddys wigwam. Liverpool actually has 2 cathedrals which is not normal. This one is probably the most unusual in the uk. Well worth a visit.

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Gloucester
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Walking around the upper Cathedral only is amazing but even more amazing is what is below. The original crypt was built as the support structure for the Cathedral that was never built. Anticipating it to be as big as St Peter's in Rome, the under croft with its brickwork and vaulting is testament to what was envisaged. This part of... More

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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

nice cafe where you can relax and chill out after a walk around nice and clean and frendley staff good food and hot and cold drinks

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Glasgow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We popped in for a quick visit whilst doing the Liverpool City Explorer open top bus. Definitely an unusual looking building from the outside! Inside though the many colours of the stained glass window create a beautiful effect across the unusual round interior.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Its such a bizarre building and the interior is amazing too. There is information about how the cathedral was built and its history. Its such a contrast to the Anglican Cathedral. See it to believe it.

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