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Liverpool's must-see architectural beauties

Top 5 Architectural Beauties

Liverpool is a beautiful city. Alongside its vibrant creative culture, the city is home to some of the most stunning pieces of architecture in the country. With over 2,500 listed buildings, Liverpool’s architecture definitely tells of its iconic history. With so many stunning buildings to see, here are Quest Liverpool City Centre’s top picks for the city’s must-see architectural beauties. 

The Three Graces

Defining one of the most beautiful skylines in - well, we’d say the world - the Three Graces consist of the Royal Liver Building, The Cunard Building and the Port of Liverpool Building. Situated on Liverpool’s Pier Head, just over 10 minutes from the city centre, these majestic buildings were conceived and constructed as symbols of Liverpool’s international prestige and are proud emblems of the city’s commercial prowess.

St. George’s Hall

Opened in 1854 St. George’s Hall has always been an epicentre of celebration and community. Standing at 169ft tall, this Grade I listed neoclassical beauty boasts the highest vaulted ceilings in Europe - which has no doubt contributed to its popularity as a filming location for hits like Peaky Blinders and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them. The hall’s interior is a classic example of Victorian luxury, sporting gold leaf accents, magnificent granite columns and meticulously designed mosaic flooring. So, if you want to get a really good look around, it’s well-worth booking in for a guided tour.

Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral

No trip to Liverpool is complete without a visit to the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King. This icon of faith, architecture and human endeavour is spectacular in both scale and design, with the stunning Lantern Tower being the world’s largest area of coloured glass. The cathedral hosts a wide range of events and has a colourful music program that is sure to inspire any visitor. Take a well-placed photo at its base on Hope Street and you should be able to capture all of its amazing exterior in one go.

The Bluecoat

Tucked inside a handsome historic building on School Lane is The Bluecoat. Looks aside, Liverpool’s centre for contemporary arts exhibits works that couldn’t be further removed from its old-school setting. The Bluecoat was built in 1716, and has occupied a space at the heart of Liverpool’s cultural landscape for a very long time. 

Walker Art Gallery

The national gallery for the north that brings together eight centuries-worth of painting, sculpture and decorative art. That means you can take in both Renaissance masterpieces and the likes of Lucian Freud in one visit. The Walker houses what is probably the most important collection of art outside the capital. Sitting on its original position on William Brown Street, the gallery’s neoclassical architecture makes it one of the most distinguished buildings in the area.