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Holiday in Liverpool: what to do and see in one or more days. Monuments

Holiday in Liverpool

The Beatles are the starting point for a holiday in Liverpool. Whether you are lovers or not. The city, however, has a lot to offer.
A weekend may not be enough to discover all the beauties of this place. If you are looking for what to do and see on holiday in Liverpool, you will be spoiled for choice

WHAT TO SEE ON HOLIDAY IN LIVERPOOL

ALBERT DOCK

Albert Dock Liverpool

Albert Dock embodies the spirit of rebirth of an entire city. Liverpool’s desire for redemption in the eyes of the nation.
A place, once in total decline, infamous and of little interest, now completely turned upside down thanks to careful redevelopment and enhancement. In fact, Albert Dock represents the essence of the city, a lively and sparkling place with shops, clubs and some of the most important museums (Tate Gallery, the “Three Graces“). The whole area is a concentration of bars, pubs and restaurants. Here the nightlife spots are concentrated.
And, also here, there is no shortage of traces of the Beatles, whose references are present throughout the city. The famous statue of the “Fab Four”. The Beatles Museum and Mathew St. which with the historic Cavern Club is a real pilgrimage destination for fans.

TATE GALLERY

The gallery is housed within a complex of converted port buildings. It hosts permanent contemporary art exhibitions temporary exhibitions by international artists. Many works are loans from the most famous Tate of London but none of this detracts from the beauty of the Gallery. A must on a holiday in Liverpool for lovers of Modern and Contemporary art. It houses, among other things, an interesting space dedicated to British art from the sixteenth century to the present day.
The Museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:00 to 17:50. Closed on Mondays.
Admission is free but it is necessary to obtain a special ticket that can be requested (for a single person) directly online, on the official website. You just have to register (free) and book your visit to the museum. You can get your ticket at the entrance to the building but, in times of covid, booking is highly recommended.

In Piermaster’s House, you can admire a red brick house from 1852 with furnishings dating back to the Second World War. The visit is also free in this case.

MARITIME MUSEUM AND LIVERPOOL MUSEUM

Liverpool Museum

Liverpool’s mercantile vocation lives on in these two interesting museums.
The Maritime Museum is located in the immediate vicinity of the Tate. On the 4 floors of the complex you can admire exhibitions, exhibitions, photographic exhibitions and films.
Open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm. Free admission.

A little further on is the recently built Museum of Liverpool. It only opened in 2011, and was built by British and Danish architects and designers. Two floors with interesting interactive exhibits. Temporary exhibitions are housed on the second floor.
Open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm. Free admission.

LIVERPOOL AND THE BEATLES

Liverpool and the Beatles represent an essential combination. Starting from the Waterfront area where the famous statue was installed, you can continue towards Mathew Street, where there are some of the iconic places of the band. Above all, the historic Cavern Club.
For a holiday in Liverpool on the footsteps of the Fab Four, check out this link.

THE THREE GRACES

Holiday in Liverpool

Along the Pier Head, beyond the statue of the Fab Four, the two tall towers with clocks and birds (liver birds) certainly do not go unnoticed. This is the Royal Liver Building, a splendid 20th century building that mixes different styles and architectures. For a short time it was the tallest building in Europe!
Next to it is the Cunard Building, a building built between 1914 and 1918 to house the headquarters of the Cunard Shipping Company. The Port Palace of Liverpool, on the other hand, was built in the same years to magnify the maritime power of Liverpool.
The three buildings are known as The Three Graces.

LIVERPOOL CATHEDRAL

Built by the people;
For people;
to the glory of God.
The Anglican Worship Cathedral is one of the most important religious buildings in Liverpool. A splendid 20th century building in neo-Gothic style, with Gothic arches and a tower that is over 100 meters high. In addition to the tower, it is worth noting its complex of bells among the largest in the world, among those in working order. In fact, it is the largest Cathedral in the UK!
Visits are possible every day, except for functions. Free entry.

WALKER ART GALLERY

Walker Art Gallery Liverpool

Sir Andrew Barclay Walker was a wealthy patron from Liverpool, very attached to his hometown, and a lover of art. The gallery that takes its name is, today, one of the most beautiful galleries in all of Europe. Today, it houses a
collection of paintings, sculptures and decorative art.
The collection ranges from modern to contemporary, from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance
masterpieces.

Don’t miss the Gallery’s Impressionist collection, and paintings from the 17th and 18th centuries, including Poussin, Rembrandt, Degas, Hockney and
Gainsborough.
The gallery is located at William Brown St, near the Islington stop (bus 21).
Open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:00 to 16:00.

THE MARKETS

A Liverpool holiday cannot be complete without visiting one of its markets. Starting, of course, with the Baltic Market, a real temple of Street Food, which hosts some of the best local traders. The market is based in a former Liverpool brewery. More info from here.

Visiting the “Greamie”, as the locals call it in these parts, is more than just an idea. The Great Homer Street Market is the traditional city market which takes place every Saturday from 9am to 4pm. It takes place in the street of the same name. Virtually everything is sold here: furniture, objects, clothes, costume jewelery and food. You can arrive by bus with lines 27, 53Q, 58, 345 or 501.
Every fourth Saturday of the month, the Lake Lane market is another must-see. It is the most important farmers’ market in the city. The numerous stalls always present fresh and genuine farm products. It is not particularly large but it is a welcoming place, Coin an excellent gastronomic offer.

MORE TO SEE ON HOLIDAY IN LIVERPOOL

The term “other” certainly does not mean to belittle the other noteworthy places in the city.
Not far from the Cathedral, you can come across what remains of the 19th century Anglican Church of St Luke. Following the bombings of the Second World War, it was partially destroyed, and deprived of the roof. However, the church has not been rebuilt and what you can admire today is the symbol, and the dedication to all those who died during the war.

Crosby Beach is about half an hour by train from the center. The charm and the magic of this place and the 100 iron men are certainly worth a visit. More info from here.

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