St. Paul's Cathedral
The Cathedral of San Pablo (St Paul 's Cathedral) built by the famous Christofer Wren and is the second largest cathedral in the world , being just below the ranking of the Basilica of San Pedro, located in Rome.
This cathedral is located in the district called City of London and the nearest subway stop located just next door is St Paul's, hence its name. Less than 700 meters away you will find the London Museum and the Shakespeare's Globe Theater so you can take advantage of the trip to the area.
What to see in the Cathedral of San Pablo
Just seeing the external aesthetics of the cathedral already imposes enough to know that entering the interior is totally mandatory for any traveler arriving in the city of London. Its monumental dome, of which we will speak later, and its cross-shaped plan represent the most religious Anglican face.
The construction of this cathedral ended in 1710, 34 years after its beginning. Until 1962 it was the tallest building in London and, to this day, its dome can be seen from almost anywhere in the city. And it is that the Cathedral of San Pablo is 111 meters high , which are not few.
Inside, important events of English history have taken place , whether in the sad facet of the funeral of Duke Wellington, Winston Churchill or Margaret Thatcher or in the happy facet of Prince Charles' wedding with Diana Spencer.
When you enter the interior of the cathedral, you are simply transported to a fantasy world. Its spaciousness, its high ceilings and so meticulously decorated and listening to the history of this temple so famous and ancient through the free audio guide that is delivered at the door, will leave you with your mouth open.
The remains of temples and religious buildings that were located in that precise space in which now stands the Cathedral of St. Paul lie in the crypt accompanied by the remains of some important British characters . Only the history behind this construction will make your hair stand on end.
The dome is the most representative element of the temple and the great advantage is that you can access to the top to see the views of the city from above. Be careful because it is not suitable for travelers with vertigo or for people with little elasticity since the stairs are not too comfortable to climb.
In any case, if you decide to go up to the dome you will be able to know the three galleries of which it is composed: Gallery of the Whispers, Gallery of Stone and Golden Gallery .
Buy tickets online
Make sure you get your pass and a good price by buying online tickets here .
Location, timetables and price
As we have said before, the Cathedral of San Pablo is located in the City of London zone and can be visited from Monday to Saturday from 8:30 in the morning until 4:00 in the afternoon. The nearest subway stop is St Paul's (Central red line)
The price of access for adults is 16 pounds , for students and over 60 is 14 pounds , for children 6 to 17 years is 6 pounds and for children under 6 years is free.
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