Manchester Town Hall, Manchester

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Manchester Town Hall is considered one of the best examples of Gothic revival architecture in the world. The ominous walls have seen many a mayor pass under their stone and stained glass. Names of the mayors who have taken office since 1838 are inscribed on the skylight in the landing. Look down at the mosaic floor depicting cotton flowers visited by bees. The Great Hall is decorated with the Manchester Murals, which illustrate the city's history. The building's most recognizable feature is the Great Abel clock tower, rising over 87 m (285 ft) above the rooftops. Use our Manchester trip itinerary maker app to arrange your visit to Manchester Town Hall and other attractions in Manchester.
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  • So glad I was able to tour this listed building , currently closed for renovation. So often used in films as the Houses of parliament each area has individual beauty.  more »
  • We do not intentionally entered City Hall, because waiting for rain, Entourage and it turns out that in it there is a sort of museum with many statues of famous figures in United Kingdom. The town did have many stories of history. We really like the photo session with some very old building corner, alas there is no guide so we only slightly capture the story behind the building. many security guards so we feel safe, even though it had dibuntuti the plot of youth/youth pickpockets.
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  • The Museum is next to the public library, you can enter for free, and the rise of the tower to see the city from above is beautifully situated close to the city centre and restaurants
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  • Grand old historic building, more ornate than many cathedrals. Top notch cafe with nice linen & china and very good prices. About to undergo a major clean & refit so it should be even more spectacular in a couple of years.
  • City Hall is exceptionally impressive with many historic art works, numerous 'mansion like' meeting rooms, statues, marble columns and the list goes on! There is a cafe on the ground floor. Highly recommended if you are in Manchester and you are up for some history... hurry though because it closes Christmas 2017 for a minimum of 5 years whilst it is refurbished.
  • A fantastic place to visit. If you can, sign up for the guided tour that takes you within the rooms and get acquainted with a slice of history! The building is architecturally lovely and beautiful with loads of opportunities (and angles) for shutter bugs to enjoy! There is also a lovely cafe within the Town Hall and is great for afternoon teas.
  • An impressive building in an amazing city. I think the area could be better arranged but still a must see in this city.
  • Beautiful building at a very picturesque square. Nice to just walk or sit around.

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