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Roman Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral of St Andrew, Glasgow

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Admire the understated beauty of Roman Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral of St Andrew, dedicated to Scotland's patron saint and the city's most prominent Roman Catholic church. Completed in 1816, it was built during a time of restrictions on Catholic places of worship and is therefore fairly modest in its scale and design. Although it lacks a steeple and bell tower, the neo-Gothic building is renowned for its simple beauty and peaceful atmosphere. The gleaming white and gold interior features an impressive organ, vibrant stained-glass windows, and notable modern religious artwork. Complete your visit with some relaxation and contemplation in the small garden. Put Roman Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral of St Andrew on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Glasgow tourist route planner.
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  • This cathedral is beautifully decorated in a ornate but simple style that gives it one of the most religious feels to a building I've been in. It's serenity was lovely in the busy city. A lovely place...  more »
  • This place is stunning, peaceful, tranquil, breathtaking even when mass is on. It makes you proud to be a Glaswegian  more »
  • I was invited to this church and so pleasantly surprised with the moderness inside. It is architecturally startling and worth a visit irrespective of religion.  more »
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  • Ancient church and modern buildings. Looks great!
  • Excellent Church, also able to view Mass on web cam
  • Even if you don't go in, just take the min to walk arround the building on a cloudy day... you'll love this 4 min. Stop
  • Beautiful cathedral with great acoustics. Located next to the river clyde and literally 2 mins away from Argyle Street.
  • Great