Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool, Liverpool

Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Seat of the Archbishop of Liverpool, Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool is also known as "Paddy's Wigwam" or the "Mersey Funnel." The construction of the modern building took from 1962 to 1967. Visit the bright nave and cathedral for a service or simply pop in to admire Frederick Gibberd's design. Include the crypt under the cathedral in your tour; a different designer prior to World War II constructed it earlier. This sheltered granite hideaway hosts the Liverpool Beer Festival every year, which attracts visitors from the around the world. Our Liverpool trip planner makes visiting Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool and other Liverpool attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • What a relief that the Cathedral is open every day (12 noon - 4pm Weekdays and Saturdays from 10am and Sunday 8.30am ...... with closing at 4pm). If you wish to visit or attend Mass you will need to.....  more »
  • What a beautiful place. Has to be seen to be believed. So peaceful well worth the walk up the steps if you can get there  more »
  • Visited as part of a trip to Liverpool to celebrate our anniversary, the cathedral is very impressive and the modern embroideries and stations of the cross are beautiful.  more »
  • It's quite amazing. A roof over so vast a space without a pillar or column. The central altar is surrounded along all sides by large 'niches' for want of a better word, dedicated to worship or sculptures of whatever kind. It is a beautiful space and place, sitting on top of very wide stairs overlooking Hope Street. Cafe and shop are on street level. Well worth a visit, just to see or for quiet contemplation.
  • If you're looking to visit a modern auditorium devoid of any warmth or atmosphere - this is your kind place. However, if you're looking for a place of worship that expresses the beauty, permanence and transcendence of Catholicism, you'll have to look somewhere else. Ironically, Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral is probably going to be your best alternative to this monstrosity!
  • It's simply beautiful. Visited on a Sunday afternoon and the choir was in singing. The sun shining through the stained glass was so lovely. If you want to take photos it's better to go when the choir isn't there. Loved it.
  • Even though I'm more spiritual than Christian, I still think that the history behind this building is amazing. The beautiful stain glassed Windows complimenting what's down below. Ever 20 metres of the circular cathedral would be something to do with the faith. From a candle lighting area, to place where one can kneel down pray, and really connect with God. I preferred this one because it had one floor. I recommend going on a Philharmonic night tour to learn more about it or a bus tour.
  • I’m not a great believer in religion, but this Cathedral was most impressive. The outside is strikingly modern, the inside a great blend of modern and traditional. Definitely worth a visit, regardless of your religion.

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