St. Paul’s Cathedral

By Zoe Smith, United Kingdom, March 2013

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With its magnificent dome presiding over London’s skyline, St Paul’s Cathedral is not only the seat of the bishop of London, but is one of the city’s most famous landmarks. One of the largest churches in Europe, dedicated to Paul the Apostle, the cathedral sits atop Ludgate hill, the highest point of the City of London financial district, and remains a major tourist attraction, not least for the spectacular views afforded from its tower.

The late 17th century church was built by Sir Christopher Wren, reconstructed after the original structure was lost in the Great Fire of London. A majestic English-Baroque design, the cathedral is most famous for its iconic dome, second in size only to St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome at 111 meters high and topped with a 850-ton lantern.

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