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. 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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  • I watched this being built ,this is a beautiful cathedral the stained glass on the crown around the top shines into the whole of the inside. The crypt is what was the original building which was to ex...  more »
  • Looks big from outside, but is huge inside. Not usually fond of very modern architecture of the 60's, but this cathedral grows on you. The history and the amazing details all around this building are ...  more »
  • This was my first visit to the cathedral apart from the time I took an exam in the crypt. From the minute it first appears in your view it is stunning. You can either walk up the steps or there is a r...  more »
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  • Beautiful cathedral with a peaceful atmosphere. Nice to go and sit and think away from the hustle and bustle of life. Gift shop has a vast array of items from roasaries to books. The café also do a nice selection of food and a great variety in soft drinks. One of my favourite places in Liverpool
  • Stunning interiors that command peace, admiration and respect. The lights sculpt the space in a theatrical way while providing a sense of calm and refuge.
  • From the outside it's an astounding piece of architecture and worth a quick walk around. Entrance is free but a donation is welcomed. Photography is permitted. Despite its circular layout the interior changes remarkably as you walk around. There are chapels and alcoves evenly spaced around the perimeter. In the centre, high above is the central stained glass spire. Sadly due to safety concerns there is a net underneath. It's a wonderful space to walk around & very peaceful. There is a cafe and amenities and a car park, which was full when I visited.
  • The Cathedral is stunning, so calm and peaceful.The stained glass windows are lovely.Entrance to the Cathedral is free but it is worth £3 to go down into the crypt.Seeing the Cathedral from the outside we thought oh no ultra modern but once we stepped inside it was so beautiful.
  • Liverpool cathedral. I've been in the NW for 27 years & this is the first time I've been in. Breathtaking scale... the pic shows a little of one wing.

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