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  • Address: Hope Street, Liverpool L3 5TQ, England
  • Hours: Daily 7:30am-6pm
  • Admission: Crypt and Treasury £3

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Metropolitan Cathedral

At the other end of Hope Street from Liverpool’s monolithic Anglican Cathedral, the Metropolitan Cathedral provides a sparsely modernist contrast in architectural style. Built in 1967 in a design likened to an upward-thrusting tepee, the cathedral is colloquially known as the ‘Mersey Funnel’ and ‘Paddy’s Wigwam.'

The building’s unusual circular design is topped by a conical turret ringed with spires. The circular lantern at the top of the turret is circled with stained-glass windows.

The original design was a grand neo-Gothic domed affair, designed by the noted architect Sir Edwin Lutyens in response to the similarly Gothic outline of the neighboring Anglican Cathedral. War and Depression delayed construction, with only the crypt being completed according to the original design.

You can tour the crypt and treasury on a visit to the cathedral - or visit Lutyens’ crypt during the annual Liverpool Beer Festival for the rare experience of tasting real ales in a cathedral! Guides are available to show you around, and the cathedral has a visitor center.

Practical Info

Liverpool’s Metropolitan Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral is a little south of the city center, an uphill walk from Albert Dock.

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Liverpool Combination Ticket: Do The Treble including River Cruise, Open-Top Bus City Tour and ... 
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Liverpool Combination Ticket: Do The Treble including River Cruise, Open-Top Bus City Tour and Cathedral Tower Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 56 Reviews

With so much to see and do in Liverpool it can be hard to make the most of the city’s unique views and fascinating history, so if you’re in the mood to ...  Read more

Location: Liverpool, United Kingdom
Duration: Flexible

From USD $27.80
Liverpool Do The Double: River Cruise and Open Top City Sightseeing Bus Tour Combination Ticket, ... 
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Liverpool Do The Double: River Cruise and Open Top City Sightseeing Bus Tour Combination Ticket

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 80 Reviews

See the best of Liverpool's unique views and explore its fascinating history with this combo ticket. This combination of fantastic 50-minute River Explorer ...  Read more

Location: Liverpool, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $20.52

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