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    Tourist Attractions in Liverpool

    The most interesting tourist attractions places in Liverpool. Photos and a brief description.

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    About Liverpool

    Liverpool is worth visiting not only as the birthplace of the incomparable “The Beatles”, although, without a doubt, this is the main reason for many travelers. The city is known for its large port, now turned into an art space, numerous sporting events, as well as a vibrant nightlife.

    After the obligatory pilgrimage to Matthew Street and a trip to the “Beatles” Cavern Club, you should pay attention to the Albert Dock museums and visit the old English estate Speck Hall. In these places you can learn a lot about the history and traditions of the city, plunge deeper into the atmosphere of the Tudor era. It is worth finishing the walk in Sefton Park or at Anfield Stadium, where the next football league competitions will be held.

    Top 25 Tourist Attractions in Liverpool

    Albert Dock

    A closed dock, designed by engineer J. Hartley in 1846. For the XIX century, this was a rather bold decision – goods from ships went straight to the warehouse, bypassing intermediate unloading links. Now the dock is used as an art space and entertainment area. There are many museums, hotels, restaurants, bars, concert venues. In general, trivial storage facilities turned out to be a good tourist attraction.

    Albert Dock
    Cavern Club

    Cavern Club

    The famous bar on Matthew Street, where the legendary band "The Beatles" performed. In the 70s. it was demolished by the decision of the city authorities, but then they came to their senses and rebuilt everything brick by brick. The club's bar, as before, serves excellent ale and young rock musicians perform. The walls of the institution are plastered with photographs of the "Liverpool Four", some personal belongings of the band members are stored here as museum exhibits.

    Anfield Stadium

    A modern stadium with the highest category of 5 stars. The arena is home to the Liverpool football team. At the same time, by English standards, the capacity of the stadium is small, it is designed for 54 thousand fans, although during matches at least three times more people want to watch the game. The arena was built in 1884, it was reconstructed and expanded three times during the XX century.

    Anfield Stadium
    Royal Life Building

    Royal Life Building

    An office building of the beginning of the XX century, which is recognized as a historical monument and taken under UNESCO protection (as well as the entire territory of the Port of Liverpool). The structure is known for the fact that reinforced concrete was used for the first time during its construction. The Royal Life Building towers are decorated with clock faces 7.6 meters in diameter, which exceeds the size of London's Big Ben by as much as 60 cm. The clock started working at the time of the coronation of George V in 1911.

    Cunard Building

    One of the administrative buildings on the territory of the Port of Liverpool, erected during the heyday of the city. The structure was built in the period 1914-1917 from reinforced concrete according to the project of W. E. Zwilling and F. K. Fikness. Until 1960, the building was used as the office of CunardLine, a transatlantic carrier operating passenger flights. Since 2001, state institutions have been located there.

    Cunard Building
    Port of Liverpool Building

    Port of Liverpool Building

    A building on the city embankment, which is considered a symbol of Liverpool. The Port of Liverpool Building was built in the period 1903-1907 . For 87 years, the headquarters of the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board was located on its territory. In 1941, the building was bombed, but was quickly restored at the company's expense. Inside the Port of Liverpool Building, several episodes of the series "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" were filmed.

    Liverpool Cathedral

    The main Anglican church of the city. The construction of the cathedral was started in 1904 and was completed only in the 70s of the XX century. The building looks quite impressive, the length of the facade is 188 meters, the height of the main nave is 36.5 meters, the bell weighs several tens of tons. Liverpool Cathedral is considered the largest Anglican cathedral in the world and the fifth largest among the churches of the other branches of the Christian Church.

    Liverpool Cathedral
    Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral

    Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral

    A cathedral belonging to a Catholic diocese. It was built in the period 1962 – 1967 for the needs of the increased Catholic flock. The fact is that since the middle of the XIX century, Irish immigrants have been moving to Liverpool en masse because of the famine raging in their country. The Irish were mostly Catholics, so after a while they needed their own impressive church.

    The Beatles Museum

    The museum is located on the territory of the Albert Dock. The exhibition is dedicated to the work of the legendary band "The Beatles", whose success began at Liverpool concert venues. The museum was opened in 1990. Very quickly, his collection grew so much that he had to open a branch. Inside, visitors can see instruments, concert costumes of musicians, posters, photos, lyrics and much more.

    The Beatles Museum
    The World Museum

    The World Museum

    A natural science museum dedicated to the biological, archaeological, ethnological and physical history of our planet. The collection began to be collected in 1851, many exhibits are so unique that they have no analogues in other museums of the world. The library is located in the same building. Initially, the book collection occupied a separate room, but after 1860 it was placed in the monumental building of the museum.

    Merseyside Maritime Museum

    The museum's collection occupies several rooms of the Albert Dock, it is entirely devoted to shipping, the history of ships and ports. Models of English ships are exhibited on the territory of Merseyside. Some samples are made on a reduced scale, others, on the contrary, are made in full size. Here you can see luxury transatlantic liners, pirate galleons, passenger ferries and antique galleys.

    Merseyside Maritime Museum
    Liverpool Museum

    Liverpool Museum

    The modern Museum on the Mersey River Embankment, which opened in 2011. The building of modern architecture was designed by the Danish Urban Planning Bureau. The museum exposition is dedicated to the history of the city, as well as the role it played in the life of the country. In 2012, by decision of the Council of Europe, the Liverpool Museum was recognized as the best museum of the year. The funds contain about 6 thousand exhibits.

    International Museum of Slavery

    The exposition started its work in 2007. It is entirely devoted to the phenomenon of slavery as a sad and shameful phenomenon in human history. Among the exhibits there are maps of the slave trade routes, photographic materials and documents telling about the scale of this "business". Also, most of the collection introduces visitors to the culture of the peoples of African countries, from where slaves were mainly delivered.

    International Museum of Slavery
    Empire Theater

    Empire Theater

    The theater building was erected in 1925 on the site of the old city opera. Initially it belonged to the private company "Moss Empires", but in the 70s the city authorities bought the theater, after which a large–scale reconstruction began. The stage is designed for about 3,000 seats, and invited bands often perform on it. In addition to classical works, modern musicals are performed at the Empire Theater.

    St. George's Hall

    A monumental building that combines a concert venue and an exhibition center. The structure was erected in the middle of the XIX century according to the project of X. Elmes. Once, in the walls of St. George's Hall, Ch. read to the public. Dickens, and The Beatles drummer Ringo Starr performed on the roof. From the outside, the building resembles a massive and pompous antique temple, decorated with a powerful colonnade and decorated with bas-reliefs.

    St. George's Hall
    Walker Art Gallery

    Walker Art Gallery

    The city Art Gallery, where works of art created during the XIV-XX centuries are kept. The museum is considered one of the most significant in the UK due to its priceless cultural heritage. The gallery was opened in 1877, the name was given in honor of E.B. Walker, an industrialist and philanthropist who allocated funds for the construction. The building was erected in a calm manner of neoclassicism.

    Tate Liverpool

    Gallery of Modern Art, opened in 1988 on the territory of Albert Dock. Tate Liverpool is one of the most visited museums in the city, for several decades its funds have grown to 60 thousand exhibits, although initially imported collections were exhibited here. The museum began as the National Gallery of British Art, but soon the administration, catching the modern mood, decided to create a space for creative people and protect them from the attacks of hypocrites.

    Tate Liverpool
    Bluecote Chambers

    Bluecote Chambers

    A cultural center located on the territory of a historic building built in 1717-18. Bluecote Chambers has always hosted exhibitions of contemporary artists and various performances. Also, lectures, scientific debates, poetry evenings and all kinds of meetings are often arranged here. The Arts Center has been housed in the building since the beginning of the XX century, before that there was a public school built by Captain B. Blundell.

    Town Hall

    The City Hall, built in the XVIII century by the project of J. Wood in mixed Gothic and neoclassical styles. The interior is made with original Art Deco elements and decorated with lamps, mosaics and paintings. It should be noted that many details of the interior have remained untouched since the construction. The city council meets in the building, at certain times you can go inside with a guide.

    Town Hall
    Victoria Building

    Victoria Building

    The structure was built for the University of Liverpool in 1892. There were classrooms, living rooms and a library. In 2008, the building was converted into a museum. A shop and a restaurant were located on the ground floor, the rest of the space was given over to expositions. Victoria Building is a bright representative of the picturesque "Victorian Gothic", the structure was built of red brick.

    Lime Street Railway Station

    The station was built in 1836, it became the first station on the Liverpool-Manchester railway line. In 1849, a new building was erected for the station, part of which has been preserved to this day. In 1867, a modern structure appeared, which was completed and reconstructed several times over the following years. The capacity of the station is more than 15 million people a year, and it is constantly increasing.

    Lime Street Railway Station
    Radio City Tower

    Radio City Tower

    Radio and TV tower with an observation deck, reaching a height of 138 meters. The tower was erected in 1969, the opening took place in the presence of Elizabeth II. It was assumed that the tower would be used as a ventilation shaft, but these plans did not materialize. For a long time the tower was not used at all, until it was reconstructed in 1999 for broadcasting purposes. Conference halls and offices are also located on the territory.

    Matthew Street

    A small city street, which became famous thanks to "The Beatles". In addition to the legendary Cavern Club, where the musicians began their careers, there are dozens of bars stylized under the 60s and using the "Beatles" popularity. All tourists rush straight to Matthew Street after arriving in Liverpool, and then they go to see other city attractions.

    Matthew Street
    Speck Hall

    Speck Hall

    A country mansion of the Tudor era, built in the XVI century. The building has almost completely preserved its appearance over the past centuries, only individual extensions and facade elements have changed. Representatives of three families managed to live on the territory of Speck Hall, in the XIX century it was transferred to public use due to the lack of heirs. There are secret passages in the house where Catholic priests could hide during the persecution.

    Sefton Park

    Liverpool City Park, where the statue of Peter Pan is installed, there is a pond with a boat station and a magnificent winter palm garden under a glass roof – Palm House. The building often hosts performances by orchestras and jazz bands, and stand-up comedians are also regular guests of the venue. Sefton Park has a lot of space for walking and recreation, playgrounds are organized in special places.

    Sefton Park