Everyone knows Norwich is famed for it's churches but it stills surprises many from outside of the city to find out Norwich has not one but two cathedrals, one for the Church of England and one for the Roman Catholic Church.
The Church of England Church is more well known, having been situated in the city longer and has turned itself into one of the premier attractions of Norwich. This cathedral in constrast is quieter, divided away from the city centre by one of the main roads but is easier accessible by a footbridge linking both sides of the road. It has not marketed itself like it's fellow has to the public in terms of an attraction but i rate it as highly as the Church of England cathedral because it has maintained the solemn, personal feeliing i sense whenever I entered a spirtual place. That is not to say the other cathedral lacks this but the throngs of tourists usually around there causes a less personal feeling to the keen visitor.
This cathedral is pefect for anyone who likes to visit the old grandeur churches and to see a perfect example of english catholicism. Outside the gothic architecture impresses and inside you can slowly wander around, admiring this construct to God and His worship. The lack of marketing means it is the visitors with actual interest who come to see this cathedral and you will rarely feel crowded looking around.
That is not to say there is a lack of investment by the cathedral to visitors. There is a newly developed shop and cafe and a nice open garden and plently of information on the work of the cathedral in the corridors.
I would recommend looking at both cathedrals. Each offers a marvelous example of Christian faith with subtle differences and the constrast between one which promotes itself openly to tourism and one which is quietly welcoming to visitors is most intriguing.
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