Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, Liverpool.


The Metropolitan Cathedral, also known as 'Paddy's Wigwam', is one of Liverpool's two cathedrals, the other being the Anglican Cathedral of Christ, which is about half a mile away.
 Located in the city centre, this Roman Catholic cathedral was consecrated in 1967. A Roman Catholic cathedral was commissioned to be built after an influx of Irish into Liverpool during the Great Irish Famine
The building was designed by Sir Frederik Gibberd (1908-1984), who's design was picked from around 300 entries from all over the world. It is an amazing piece of architecture, so if you are Catholic, or just fond of unique buildings, the cathedral is easy to get to and tours are available for around £3.