Birmingham Cathedral

Birmingham is famous as the city with one of the most developed economy in England. It is also one of the biggest industrial centers in the country, where business perspectives are everywhere. However, people do not only go there because of their work assignments, but to explore the place and its numerous cultural sights.
If you are thinking about to visit the city, before you choose the most convenient Birmingham hotel for your needs, you need to make a little research about the best places of interest that you can see during your vacation. For instance, one of the city’s landmarks is the iconic Birmingham cathedral.
The Cathedral Church of Saint Philip is situated on Colmore Row. It was built in the beginning of the 18th century in the Baroque style and now it is the domicile of the Bishop of Birmingham. An interesting fact is that this is the third smallest cathedral in UK but no matter that it is a major city’s symbol of historical importance. St. Philip’s was originally a church and officially became a cathedral in the beginning of 20th century (1905). These days, it fascinates tourists from all around the world with its amazing baroque architecture that includes unique stone carving and four sided clock tower. The windows of the cathedral are wonderful expressions of pre-Raphaelite Art.
So, if you are planning to spend some time in the city you must include St. Philip’s Cathedral in your schedule. That way, you will be able to experience the unique ancient side of Birmingham. However, before you go there, do not forget to make a little research about different Birmingham hotels in order to spend one amazing vacation in that beautiful city.

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March 18, 2011 | Author: | Posted in City Guides

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