Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool, Liverpool

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.5/5 based on 1,600+ reviews on the web
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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  • This is a fabulous example of modern architecture. The glass dome is fantastic showering the whole interior with multi colour rays especially when sunny. The altar is in the centre which allows all pa...  read more »
  • Quite interesting for being the second Cathedral of the world's largest conical shape. Poor's history of being modern, but do not hesitate to visit it if by liverpool.
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  • We did not manage to go inside the Cathedral as we only came to Liverpool for a weekend and there is so much to do (needed more time!). I would have loved to go, we did pass on the Hop-on-Hop-off tour...  read more »
  • 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.
  • Unique Building, interesting for it's architectural value in addition to it's religious purpose. Can go in for free for a walk around
  • Beautiful Cathedral. Stunning artitecture.
  • Amazing cathedral with truly unique crypts (which you can visit for free). The interior is beautifully light up with stained glass. I have never seen building like it.
  • Nice from outside but a little disappointed on going inside lacking in any atmosphere but pleased we seen it but won't hurry back
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