Travel guide - Liverpool

Liverpool is a proud maritime city, and in its streets you may well hear a few well-known tunes. From Anfield stadium to the legacy of the Beatles, this former industrial city in northern England is now a modern and prestigious metropolis.

On the banks of the broad estuary of the Mersey, Liverpool has a fascinating architectural heritage, the result of its glorious history. And on the outskirts of Lime Street stands the grand St. George's Hall, a shining example of neoclassical architecture, in which the greatest performers have appeared on stage. Close to the river banks, you can discover the iconic Royal Liver Building and its two towers crowned with brass statues representing the Liver Bird, an emblem of the city.

Liverpool is also known for its two majestic cathedrals that answer one another. On one side the Metropolitan Cathedral is a Gothic style Catholic church, and on the other stands the Anglican Liverpool Cathedral; in stark contrast, it is vast in size and austerely built in red sandstone.

Visit Liverpool and you will discover a modern, bustling metropolis that looks to the future. Trendy shops and bars now permeate the streets of the old town. And you can even toast your holiday with champagne from the 34th floor of the West Tower, at Le Panoramique bar.

However, if you would prefer a more authentic atmosphere, try the Thomas Rigby, one of the oldest pubs in Liverpool. It offers a wide selection of beers.

The true symbol of the revival of Liverpool is embodied in the transformation of the famous Albert Dock. These old warehouses which closed in the mid nineteenth century are now fully redeveloped and house bars, shops and museums. The Merseyside Maritime Museum will tell you the fascinating story of this port which has evolved into a cultural capital.

Tate Liverpool features the most important collection of modern art in England after the Tate galleries in London. This artistic revival earned Liverpool the title of European Capital of Culture in 2014.

Liverpool is a passionate city, especially concerning the Beatles and also the city’s legendary football club. It would be unforgivable to visit Liverpool without following in the footsteps of the legendary group. The Museum of Liverpool Life and the Beatles Story tell the story of these four boys from Liverpool.

On match days, you can hear the roar of Liverpool FC fans at the legendary Anfield Road stadium as they sing the legendary refrain "You'll never walk alone".

For one thing is for sure, in this buzzing, friendly town, you will never walk alone.

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