Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool, Liverpool
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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. Use our Liverpool tour planner to visit Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool on your trip to Liverpool, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • To my mind of the most beautiful calm buildings I have ever been in. Don't be put off by the modern exterior, inside is absolutely amazing. The coloured stain glass is incredible and the statues aroun...  more »
  • We visited on an already dark Sunday evening just before the cathedral closed for the night, and no-one else was there - quite magical, and this is such an overwhelming temple - so beautiful. 
  • Recommend a visit when the sun is shining as the light through the stained glass is beautiful. So many wonderful things here without getting into the religious side of things. 
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  • Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King is a modern place of worship for a large archdiocese. It's design though created in the 20th century is a testimony to the forward thinking of believers throughout its sphere of influence. It's interior is a sumptuous combination of minimalism and utility. It's tower a symbol of Christ's crowning glory which emits what can only be described as a symphony of light on all those who seek guidance and solace.
  • On the day before I had visited the Liverpool Cathedral, so I decided to visit the Catholic Cathedral and see the differences, and it's like night and day, but each one with there own beauty. It was one of the most modern Catholic Cathedrals that I ever visited, with a particular shape and a unique central ceiling in stain glass. Again a point of the city to visit no matter the religion that you belong, because of beautiful things doesn't have religion.
  • A stunning modern building. Do take the tour of the crypt, the only part of the Lutyens design from the 1930s to be built.
  • The excellent Liverpool Beer Festival is held in the crypt below the cathedral each February and what a wonderful venue this is for that event. The crypt is actually an old-style vaulted space which was built much earlier than the quite modern design of the main cathedral. Concerts are also held here.
  • I didn't get the chance to go in the cathedral. But it is certainly impressive from the outside. I would suggest taking a moment to visit if you are in Liverpool.