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. Using our international travel planner, Glasgow attractions like Roman Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral of St Andrew can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Stumbled across the cathedral, and what a lovely surprise. A very peaceful and beautiful building with a very interesting mirrored cloister. A must see if in Glasgow.  more »
  • very beautiful! Be sure and read up on the history of this church before you go, really increases your enjoyment and understanding of what you are seeing. Nice!!  more »
  • A must for fans of Gothica and also for fans of Peter Howson. The garden of mirrors is also a super place to go for a little inner city peace and quite - a love spot for meditation.  more »
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  • Beautiful building, the prist on the day did not impressed us! Place to workship and peace.
  • Nice cathedral which has been revamped after being shut for a while for the renovations. Still think St. Aloysius Church in Garnethill is the nicest Catholic church in Glasgow. Has the Ave Maria in Latin on the right wall of the church. Has a huge marble baptismal font. Still, worth a visit.
  • Beautiful church and excellent book shop with a very good selection of prayer books and other religious books and Mass cards
  • A beautiful place of worship facing the river Clyde. Lovingly maintained. These pictures were taken across the Clyde on a sunny, but freezing cold morning.
  • A beautiful Cathedral. Lovely choir and atmosphere at 12pm Mass too. God Bless you All. 🙏🕯
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