What to see in Liverpool, itinerary including the main monuments and places of interest in this city of England, including the Catholic Cathedral, the Three Graces and the Art Gallery.
With origins dating back to the 11th century, Liverpool owes its importance to the port, which began to develop when the port of Chester was no longer viable from the mid-seventeenth century.
Today the old commercial port has been renovated and, together with six areas of the historic center, it has been included in the list of World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.
The appearance of the city is largely modern, among the oldest buildings including the church of Sain Nicholas, the Town Hall town hall and the Saint Georges Hall, one of the main works of English Neoclassicism.
Albert Dock is the redeveloped complex of port buildings and warehouses, where Liverpool's main tourist attractions are located, including the modern art gallery, Tate Gallery, the Maritime Museum, concerning Liverpool's mercantile history, and the Beatles Museum , which tells the story of the famous musical group originally from this city.
On the seafront there are buildings dating back to the early twentieth century, which represent the important role played by the port of Liverpool in the history of Great Britain.
The buildings known as the Three Graces are the Royal Liver Building, with the two twin towers characterized by the Liver Birds, the symbolic birds of Liverpool, the Cunard Building, built to house the Cunard Shipping Company, and the Port of Liverpool Building.
Walker Art Gallery, located on William Brown Street in a neo-classical building, is an art gallery that houses an exceptional collection of paintings and sculptures, ranging from the thirteenth century to the present.
Christ Church is Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral, a large-scale building designed by G. Scott in 1904 and completed in 1978.
From the top of the Vestey Tower, 101 meters high, you can admire a magnificent panorama of the city and the surrounding landscape.
The Metropolitan Catholic Cathedral of Christ the King was built between 1967 and 1984 following the arrival of many Irish from nearby Dublin.Recommended readings
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In modern style, this cult building has a circular plan, characterized in the central part by a grandiose glass crown, the memory of Jesus' crown of thorns.