Manchester Cathedral, Manchester

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#1 of 14 in Historic Sites in Manchester
Despite its outward appearance, Manchester Cathedral is one of oldest churches in Europe with roots established around 700 CE. Hidden pieces of art give it a whimsical feel. For example, check out the quire stalls, which have hinged seats that you’re welcome to lift gently. Directly underneath are carvings of medieval morality tales. In one, a woman scolds a man for breaking a cooking pot; another depicts men playing table games. Call the church office before visiting to ensure there are not any conflicting events. Put Manchester Cathedral into our Manchester trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Manchester.
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  • When I visited the city already had Christmas markets, within the Church held one, a very curious use for a church. It is very beautiful and well preserved, it is worth visiting it.
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  • My husband and I visited this magnificent cathedral. So glad we didn’t miss it. Beautiful stained glass windows and angels round the ceiling. Well worth a visit. Definitely recommend it.  more »
  • Visited the cathedral to see Jamie Lawson in concert there. It was an eyeopener. First off, first time I've heard a rock/concert in a cathedral. Second off, first time I've seen a bar in a cathedral a...  more »
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  • Went to this location for a concert. A building with a lot of history that's in a great area and is beautiful both inside and outside. A little smaller than what I expected having visited other Cathedrals but was perfect for the concert.
  • Gorgeous place. The architecture, stained glass windows, sculptures, etc. Highly recommended for religious art passionate.
  • Beautiful church lovely people I joined Saffie Rose's family today in the celebration of her short life, the youngest victim of the Manchester arena bombing lovely service, lovely place 👼👼👼💖💖💖💎💎💎RIP sweet angel shine bright like a diamond xxx
  • Brilliant building beyond its religious significance very much a building to visit and explore
  • Beautiful place I went for saffie rose roussos funeral which was such a beautiful send off. R.I.P beautiful little angel 😚
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