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“Beautiful Building”

Manchester Town Hall
Ranked #11 of 188 things to do in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This neo-Gothic masterpiece was designed by Alfred Waterhouse and completed in 1887. At the front main entrance sits a statue of the Roman Governor, Agricola, founder of the original fort of Mamuciam, from which the city began. The building dominates Albert Square.
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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257 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“Beautiful Building”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

Loved the building-amazing-went up stairs, the room up there is just gorgeous, only critic is the limited menu in the cafe as it is a beautiful place to sit

Visited September 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Well worth a look in”
Reviewed July 12, 2013

This is a magnificent building with a lovely cool interior and some gorgeous statuary. Check out the contemporary sculpture depicting Sir John Barbirolli. There is a nice cafe inside too, where you can have tea and scones with ambience. Free entry.

Visited June 2013
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Kibworth Beauchamp, United Kingdom
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“Fabulous architecture”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

This building is up there with parliament buildings in some of Europe's capital cities! What a shame it doesn't seem to be very publicly accessible.

Visited July 2013
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Magnificent!”
Reviewed June 30, 2013

I haven't been inside, but just seeing it in all it's beauty from the outside is definitely worth it. While it is magical at Christmas time with all the European Christmas markets out the front, make sure you visit it when the markets are gone and you can see the entire front facade. It it worth it.

Visited March 2013
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Hamburg
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“Very impressive”
Reviewed June 26, 2013

It is my second time in Manchester, but I have been never in the townhall - it looks great, very distinguished...

Visited June 2013
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