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Culture of Liverpool. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Liverpool_Albert_Docks The famous musical group The Beatles has remained the main symbol of the city for many years. One of the museums of the city is dedicated to the world-famous musicians. During an excursion dedicated to «the Beatles Story» you will see numerous interesting collections, which are one way or another connected with the work of the group. The museum also exhibits music records of the band, their scenic costumes, as well as rare photographs and musical instruments. Also, the visitors of the museum can watch a fascinating film about the work of musicians, which was filmed in 1967. Tourists interested in history and archeology will be glad to visit World Museum, which also exhibits several large collections. Archaeological finds make up a significant part of the museum’s collection. You will also find collections devoted to various sciences and ethnology. Near the museum you will find a planetarium. Every day here are organized various interesting lectures.
Liverpool is a city in the North West of England. The city is located in the mouth of the Mersey River. This is the second largest export port of Great Britain. The historical part of the … Open
The biggest cathedral in the UK is located in Liverpool. Its construction took place in the first half of the 20th century. This prominent religious monument is also known as one of the main symbols of the city. Metropolitan Cathedral, which attracts tourists by its unusual architecture, is a no less remarkable place of interest. Walker gallery is an important object of various excursions. This is one of the largest and most famous art galleries of the country. The majority of the gallery’s exhibitions represent works of local artists. Many paintings were made more than two hundred years ago. The paintings depict the most important events in the history of Liverpool, as well as its natural and architectural attractions.
Liverpool will be loved by fans of sport. Here, on the territory of "Enfield” stadium, are played the games of the famous football club that has fans in every city of the world. If you want to learn a lot about the history of the city, you should definitely visit Merseyside Maritime Museum. There are also some very unusual places among the city's museums. For example, Customs & Excise museum will tell its visitors about the history of smuggling. Fans of art are advised to attend the excursion to the Tate Art Gallery, where you can see collections of works of Poussin, Rubens and other famous painters. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Liverpool is a peaceful and picturesque city that would be a perfect vacation destination for families with children of all ages. Knowsley Safari remains the most frequently visited … Open
From an architectural point of view, Liverpool Philharmonic is simply amazing from the very first minutes. Built in the Art Deco style, the building cannot go unnoticed. Among other places of interest that must be viewed and visited, it is worth mentioning The Isla Gladstone Conservatory. This unique building will amaze even those who are used to having nothing surprising them, and it is architecturally attractive, as well as an excellent example of the Victorian era. The building is closed to the general public, however, weddings are held here. Located on Water Street, India Buildings is another interesting facility for those who like to view interesting structures.
Liverpool from the Mersey Walking along Albert Dock will be a great addition to getting acquainted with the city. It is a beautiful promenade, and strolling along it, you can find sailing and floating ships, as well as interesting buildings such as the art gallery Liverpool Pictures, Echo Arena, Tate Liverpool. Walking a little further, you can find another miracle of architectural idea, building of Port of Liverpool, included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. This, along with the “Liverpool 4”, is one of the most recognizable symbols of the city. The building was erected in the early 20th century in the style of classicism.
In Liverpool fans of gastronomic tourism will have to face a huge choice of elegant restaurants, cozy pubs and cafes that are always happy to serve guests and have prepared most unique meals … Open
In general, everything in the city seems to be connected with the Beatles, including the famous institution “Casbah Coffee Club”, where the band (unknown at the time) introduced its songs to the general public for the first time, “The Jacaranda Club”, where the four performed being famous, the home of John Lennon “Mendips”, where the creative path of the great musicians began, as well as the Beatles monument mounted on Pier Head. Even the Liverpool airport is named after the performer of the eternal hit called “Imagine”.
Liverpool is famous for its tunnels. A huge network called Williamson Tunnels connects the city, inspiring hundreds of tourists to get acquainted with the mysterious and enchanting place. This is a real story that needs to be learnt, and subsequently, the locals will not fail to tell it in all its details. Even children will find it pleasant to visit the sights in the city – just for this reason you need to visit Speke Hall, which has a special soothing atmosphere. It is impossible not to mention the building considered unique for Liverpool, “Princes Road Synagogue”. The shrine is amazing not only from the outside but the interior as well, which is even more inspiring, and epithets like “as awesome as in a palace” comes readily to mind.
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Plan your own excursion through Liverpool: churches, museums and castles

Liverpool Cathedral, Liverpool

» The Cathedral Church of Christ in Liverpool is the 5th biggest church in the world.
»  There had been disputes on the location of the House of God for 20 years. 100 famous architects of that time participated in the contest.
»  Preference was given to the project of the 20-year-old Gilbert Scott. He had just been studying and designed no buildings. He had also been a Catholic.
»  The cathedral looks like a tower. There are symmetric constructions in the corners. There are over 50 sculptures.
»  The temple differs from other churches with a lot of mosaic stained glass windows. They depict Biblical scenes. The total area of the windows is 1 700 m2.
»  The red sandstone rocks were laid in the foundation. The exterior impresses with its monumentality. There are almost no excessive decorative elements. The rooms are distinguished by space and light.
»  In 1904, King Edward Vii laid the first stone in the building foundation. The construction lasted 70 years and was completed in 1978.
»  The cathedral is 189 m long. It is 101 m high. Its total area is 9 687 m2.
»  The Great George bell weighs 31 tons. There are no such bells in the world. The church organ is also the biggest in the country.

Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, Liverpool

» The Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King belongs to the Roman Catholic Church.
»  The issue of its construction had arisen in the 30s. It is related to the increased population of the city.
»  The round foundation of the cathedral stretches in a cone with a glass top. The cathedral accommodates 2 000 parishioners.
»  There are prayer seats on marble pedestals. They surround the altar of white marble.
»  The ceiling narrows to the top. There are colorful glass windows at the edges.
»  The round building has a diameter of 59 m. Its total area is 10 000 m2.
»  The dome of the cult construction is a truncated cone, resembles a crown and a pointed tower. It is made of glass.
»  Decorative elements were made specifically for the Metropolitan Cathedral.
»  The organ consists of 4 565 pipes.
»  Upon the order of the royal family, the construction lasted 5 years, from 1962 to 1967. The Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King is a working parish church.
»  This cathedral won the global competition for design projects.

Church of Our Lady and St. Nicholas, Liverpool

» There is a gilded wing boat on the spire of the church tower. This is the symbol of the city patronized by the God-pleaser who watches over sailors and travelers.
»  Originally, the church was named after the Virgin Mary (1257). It was rebuilt when the number of parishioners had risen. Then, the name of St. Nicholas was added to the name of the building.
»  The church is located in the city center. Long windows give so much light that electric lights are switched on only at night. Stained glass windows depict the Mother of God and St. Nicholas.
»  The inner walls are decorated with massive wood panels. On them, you can see patterns of bunches of grapes. These symbols are related to the words of the Son of God “I am the vine, you are the branches”.
»  Organ concerts that go hand in hand with other events are held in the church.
»  The stone fence surrounds the construction. Here, you can also see a fountain, from which you can even draw water.
»  The memorial Simpson Fountain pointed by the engraved plate is dedicated to William Simpson. He helped people in need and never refused to help. Traffic was blocked on the day of his funeral because too many people came to accompany him on his last journey.

St. Georges Hall, Liverpool

» In 1836, the campaign on supporting the construction of the cultural institution was launched. This complex should consist of several sectors of art history orientation.
»  The contest was won by the 25-year-old architect. The new building was opened in 1854.
»  The entrance to the St. George’s Hall is decorated with the sculpture of Benjamin Disraeli. Benjamin Disraeli was a writer and a political figure.
»  Statues of famous people who contributed much to the cultural development of the country remind of the purpose of the building.
»  The exhibition and concert center consists of halls and rooms with an inimitable design. Columns of red granite uphold the dome.
»  There is a big organ (1855) in the north wing.
»  These premises are allocated for different purposes depending on the circumstances.
»  It was the first time when the universal heating and ventilation system was developed for such a huge building. Big three-meter boilers are serviced by dozens of workers.
»  The St. George’s Hall is also famous for the fact that writer Dickens read his works here. When Liverpool gained capital status in 2007, the drummer of the Beatles performed some songs on the roof.

World Museum, Liverpool

» The building had been called “The William Brown Library and Museum” until 1851. Count Derby was collecting natural historical exhibits. The halls did not accommodate too many visitors. So, the bigger building was built at the expanse of Sir William and with the support of parliamentarians.
»  The cultural institution was reconstructed only in 2005.
»  At the top of the 5-storey building, there is the sector dedicated to space. Here, you can see space equipment and moon rocks. The separate exhibition presents different clocks.
»  At the 4th level, you can see life-size prehistoric animals. The zoological collection consists of 1.2 million exhibits.
»  The 3rd level is dedicated to the culture of different countries. 50 thousand artifacts will tell you about their traditions, life and religion. One of the niches displays artifacts from Ancient Egypt, such as tombs and precious accessories.
»  The 2nd level presents natural historical exhibits. There are 20 000 items: tusks of mammoths, bones of extinct mammal species, and natural fossils. There is also the “house” of insects. Here, you can see dissected invertebrates.
»  There is an aquarium at the lower level.
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What to visit during two-day excursion in Liverpool

The Beatles Story
Where: Britannia Vaults, Albert Dock, Liverpool; Telephone: +44 (0)1517091963;
Liverpool Cathedral
Telephone: +44 (0)1517096271; Tickets: Free, Address;
Albert Dock
Where: The Colonades, Albert Dock, Liverpool; Telephone: +44 (0)1517087334;
Tate Liverpool
Where: Albert Dock, Liverpool; Telephone: +44 (0)1517027400;
The Walker Museum
Where: William Brown Street, Liverpool; Telephone: +44 (0)1514784199;
Reference information
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Liverpool and around
♥   Art museum 'Walker Art Gallery' Liverpool, 0.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Tate Liverpool' Liverpool, 1.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Sudley House' Liverpool, 5.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Liverpool
♥   Former Cathedral of St. Asaph, St. Asaph, 35.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cathedral Church of Our Lady of Sorrows, Wrexham, 40.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Syro-Malabar Cathedral of St. Alphonsa, Preston, 43.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cathedral Church of St. Peter, Lancaster, 71.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Liverpool

Culture guide to Liverpool. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Liverpool: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Liverpool. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info!
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