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Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool

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Neighbourhood: Central Liverpool
As featured in 3 Days in Liverpool and 3 other guides
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Address: Cathedral House Mount Pleasant, Liverpool L3 5TQ, England
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+44 151 709 9222
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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A 15-minute walk from its Anglican counterpart along Hope Street, 1960s'...

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 the journey itself.

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This cathedral was spectacular

The modern building with fantastic use of light through traditional stained glass brought this vast space into a sacred space. The cathedral is in walking distance from the city... read more

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The modern building with fantastic use of light through traditional stained glass brought this vast space into a sacred space. The cathedral is in walking distance from the city centre and well worth a visit.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Paddy's Wigwam as it is known locally (Paddy from the large Irish Catholic community and Wigwam from its design) has long lived in the shadow of its big neighbour, the Anglican Cathedral, located at the other end of Hope Street. The interior appears quite cavernous when you stand in the centre and the illumination through the stained glass windows at... More 

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This church is different from all I've seen before. It's huge inside and outside. It's specially beautiful when they play the organ.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Loved this place, so peaceful- visited early Saturday morning. Too early to see the Lutyens crypt, so we will be back

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Go on the same day you do the Cathedral. They are different but both beautiful and worth a walk round. The stain glass windows are stunning but not classic. Staff were really friendly and helpful as well.

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The approach to the cathedral, up a flight of 56 steps, is impressive even if its general location is not. If this building was set, on its own, on top of a hill it would look all the more magnificent. As it is you come upon the building placed somewhat incongruously along an urban street with nothing much to recommend.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A feast for the eyes and the soul. I love the modern cathedral, lovely to spend an hour or so walking around the various chapels, the children's chapel is a real tear jerker.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful mesmerising stained glass. Wide open all embracing Cathedral set around a central altar. Light airy and inspiring.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you have time to visit our two wonderful Cathedrals then definitely do both. The Metropolitan of Catholic Cathedral couldn't be more different to the Anglican, but that is it's charm. 1960's architecture as opposed to the imposing Gothic structure at the other end of Hope Street. It is locally known as Paddy's Wigwam due to it's shape and the... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited this cathedral last week as part of a three day trip to Liverpool. Felt hassled during the visit to pay to visit the crypt - were asked on four separate occasions if we wanted to buy a ticket. Really didn't appreciate the hard sell approach. This apart it was interesting to see the cathedral and learn about the difficulties... More 

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