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Interesting Facts About St Pauls Cathedral
St Pauls Cathedral is a catholic cathedral. It is located in the capital of the UK, London the Bishop of London has his headquarters there. It is dedicated to the famous St Paul the Apostle, and can be dated all the way back until AD 604. It is located on the very top of Ludgate Hill, which coincidentally is the highest know point(aside from the London Eye of course). The cathedral mothers the smaller church, the Dcose of London. It was originally built in a design of Baroque English – and Sir Christopher Wren was the man behind the fabulous design. After the great fire of London Christopher Wren made sure to rebuild and design the cathedral according and it was completed just before he died. It was great achievement for any man that’s for sure.
It is one of the most well-known sites of London, and has a huge dome and spires that are over 365 feet high. Between the years of 1711- and 1962 the cathedral was the largest dome in the world. It is also the second largest church in the UK. Liverpool’s Cathedral being the largest. It has a lovely identity for these that like to worship and take on the Catholic religion. It is a national identity for the UK. Many a picture has been painted, and postcard’s galore are sent out by tourists who visit the city of London. The cathedral was also the very place where funerals for Lord Nelson, the Duke of Wellington, and the very Winston Churchill took place. Later on, Charles and di went on to marry inside the cathedral. It is still open to the public and is a working church; You will be able to stop on by to one of the many services that are held inside if you are lucky enough to be in London at that particular time.
Every year thousands of visitors to the UK take one of the many guided London day tours including St Pauls Cathedral. Make sure to take along your camera with you to be able to snap up your picture alongside the world renowned British cathedral. It is remarkable that a structure that is so old manages to stay solid and stand proud still after all of these years. Perhaps we can thank the great fire of London for the damage that was caused, because it may not have stayed standing if the cathedral had not been reconstructed as a result of damage caused in the fire.