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Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool

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A 15-minute walk from its Anglican counterpart along Hope Street, 1960s' "futurism" best describes the exterior of what's locally know as "Paddy's Wigwam." The huge interiors illuminated by natural light through the exquisite stained glass is worth...more
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Cathedral House Mount Pleasant, Liverpool L3 5TQ, England
Central Liverpool
+44 151 709 9222
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All reviews stained glass paddy's wigwam modern architecture lutyens crypt side chapels well worth a visit crown of thorns hope street sunny day beautiful building awe inspiring worship mass circular anglican tapestries prayer
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Reviewed yesterday

Have been spoilt and seen some of the finest Cathedrals in Europe. But this is just so modern. Wonderful stained glass and the exposed bells you can see working from the entrance steps. Beautiful modern architecture. The choir stalls were like nothing I have ever...More

Thank Tony H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The metropolitan cathedral is well worth a visit. You have to see the inside to fully appreciate the design of the building, and the chronology that you can read by the entrance is fascinating.

Thank Luke B
Reviewed yesterday

A modern cathedral in a prominent position in Liverpool. It has the majesty and splendor of most cathedrals. It is bright and airy. The seating is such that you have a good view of the altar if you are attending a service.If you are just...More

Thank mike a
Reviewed 2 days ago

My Dad is Catholic and has never been in. Took him on a tour. What a beautiful serene but ‘modern’ place of worship. Very different to its Anglican neighbour at the other end of Hope St but equally impressive with the same indescribable aura. ....More

Thank Carol H
Reviewed 3 days ago

A wonderful piece of secular architecture showing that all churches have to be copies of Dracula’s castle. The coloured windows let in great rainbow shows as the sun moves about, highlighting the numerous chapels around the edge of the central altar. The original crypt design...More

Thank Kevin J
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Actually a concrete wigwam is the best description. The modern design and construction clashes with the more traditional Cur h of England cathedral at the other end of Hope Street. Not, in my opinion, a great building outside, but once in and on a half...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Sometimes known as ` Paddy`s Wigwam `, [ it does look like one, ] the stained glass is stunning, very peaceful, quite a special place, even for a non-believer. Well worth a visit.

Thank Joy2teddy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our Beatles tour took us past "Paddy's Wigwam" as it was described by our guide. I'd seen it many times since my youth when its architecture was certainly a topic of conversation. Another place to visit on our next trip.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love visiting the Catholic Cathedral The modern architecture and stained glass windows make a very special experience inside and out. The ambiance inside is nice and peaceful and you get a sense of something beyond yourself.

Thank Gary H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had to return to Liverpool as we hadn't had the opportunity to see everything on our first visit, and we were so glad we did. This cathedral was unexpectedly brilliant and we loved it. The rotating sun shone through the coloured illuminating different aspects...More

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Response from Janet L | Reviewed this property |
Hotel has an easy to follow map. Interesting walk, take sbout 15 mins max.