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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 mass worship circular catholic tapestries prayer
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It does resemble a tent albeit a massive one. Its circular shape is unusual as well. Built in the Sixties it certanly as a modern appearance. There was a lovely sense of peace.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tony H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very modern looking and the Catherdral site is high and in the central view as you drive into Liverpool. Inside very tradition . Stain glass windows dark but lovely. Pews, alter, sanctuary, pulpit and reading lectern. Staff friendly and welcoming and knowledgeable. Bookshop and gift...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank A3303XQpaulh
Reviewed 3 days ago

I went there with my friends and teacher as a guide in 17/01/2019. The outside of building is very strange and looks like pseudo religion building. Entry fee is free. At first, we listened to the history about the cathedral and background story. I was...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kejhudson
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

On a day trip to Liverpool...Cathedral amazing architecture. Stained glass so vibrant with stunning colours. The crypt is a must see. Massive as it was built for Europe's biggest cathedral which it was intended to be ...before they ran out of money!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Rosie1111111111
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely to pop in early in the morning as the sun rises to catch the start of the day. There is morning prayer on weekdays at 7.45am followed by an early Mass at 8am (which normally finishes by 8.30am). Or simply sit quietly and enjoy...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jake-from-Liverpool
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the steps of this beautiful Cathedral there are great views of the city and the Anglian Cathedral at the other end of the street. Inside we were warmly welcomed by a member of staff who told us about the Cathedral. The shape of the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank itchyfeet2014
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The cathedral is truly a spectacular place to visit it takes your breadth away with the stained glass windows . I have visited several times especially to view the golden book as my grandparents had entered mine and my brothers name within it and each...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank H1149CJjulief
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing building. But story of how it came to be built is well worth investigating. Known lically as Paddy's Wigwam it is one man's vision and a triumph over adversity. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank janetlindascrace
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Affectionately called Paddy’s Wigwam as it was built by Irish workmen ! The crypt is well worth a visit as it has a really clear presentation of its history back to when there were plans for a much grander more expensive affair! The Cathedral itself...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kaths375
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here two days in a row to finally get to see what we wanted to. Up the 56 steps to the main entrance. Still affectionately known as Paddy’s wigwam. The gift shop & café is at the bottom of the steps before you go...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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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.