Liverpool

Liverpool city centreCity famous worldwide for its music and for being the birthplace of the quartet that revolutionized the world (not just the music!) Liverpool symbolizes a whole era of the twentieth century. Also known city all through his football and his fanatical followers.

Liverpool is less known to possess a cultural heritage that bear witness splendid museums, monuments, art galleries?

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Liverpool was founded in 1207, because of its location, was crucial to supply the ships that sailed for Ireland but sustained growth starts from the eighteenth century through trade with the New World. Among other staples, was in the port of Liverpool, who embarked definitely toward North America and the Caribbean, slaves from Africa.

 

In the nineteenth century, the port of Liverpool and maintained trade with all ports in the world.
With the momentum achieved the port of Southampton in the 70s, Liverpool began to decline as one of England's regions most vulnerable to economic downturns.

Cultural tourism now accounts for this region one of its strongest industries.

The historic old city retains many buildings and monuments of all periods and the best preserved are those of the Victorian era. But this city shows its most dynamic and modern and invites us to visit it.

Any self-respecting tourist begins his tour of Liverpool Pier Head, the best known of the River Mersey, with his back to the river and looking up we will have a unique view of the city.

If we take a walk by the river and see the setting sun is an amazing post.

At Pier Head buildings are three doozies: the deposits of the harbor, the Royal Liver with a clock larger than Big Ben in London and the Cunard Building, imposing headquarters, until 1960, one of the most important shipping companies Liverpool and also in the same sector are a monolith that reminds the crew of the Titanic, remember that this ship was registered in Liverpool and was supplied on this port. Ends our tour of the area visiting the church of the sailors, Church of Our Lady and St. Nicholas, built in the fourteenth century, one of the oldest buildings of the port.

Walking down Castle Street will see the heart of the city, with the City and the historic site of Liverpool Castle and not far from the Bluecoat Art Chamber, the oldest building in the city, rebuilt in 1906 - to host the center fine arts major in the UK.

The port area was also recycled, in more recent times precisely in 1972 - as a recreational area and the old red brick buildings which were used for merchandise stores, are now cafes, pubs, trendy shops and apartments. Walking and drink in the Albert Dock is essential to return to our land and say we were in Liverpool.

It also features modern art museum with works by such masters as Picasso or Matisse.
An art collection that includes major canvases by famous artists from the fourteenth century to the present day are also displayed in the museum "The Walker", one of the most significant of the country.

Two churches in Liverpool compete for the attention of friends and strangers, one is the Anglican cathedral, which is proud to be the largest in Europe with the world's largest organ and the bells more loud and more powerful, gothic style impeccable construction began in 1904 and was completed recently. The other, a Catholic-style is more modern, metropolitan cathedral "Christ the King" which has the world's largest stained glass, two pins.

In the center of the city, the Saint George's Hall represents the prosperity that Liverpool once had in the nineteenth century through the port activity. This building, sober and imposing was built in 1854 in Greco-Roman style.
Many other buildings and museums are testament to the cultural richness of England, but the culture and life of the city had the indelible imprint of the sea, beyond some central buildings and monuments that can show the world, manifested in Liverpool fulfillment in their port-declared World Heritage by UNESCO, and the Maritime Museum Merseydide that account through his magnificent collection of maritime history of the city, which is ultimately the story of a nation and its people.

And of course "The Beatles", the world famous Liverpool football club (the winningest football team in England), founded in 1892 and Anfield, and Liverpool's Chinatown is the oldest in Europe.

The train station in Liverpool, Lime Steert Train Station is located in the city center and public transport is excellent, the surrounding countryside is a full palette of greens and Wales is there no more.

If the holidays are family, children will feast on Blundellsands Beach, to get, if we stayed in town, we take the train and get off at Hall Road, then walk a bit, is not far and anyone will tell you the right track, also the Knowsley Safari Park on the outskirts of the city, just 13 miles from Liverpool, in the town of Knowsley and a little further, in the city of Chester zoo formidable.

But we can also choose to stay in the region and visit the city of Liverpool combining rural holiday with cultural tourism around this beautiful town offer stunning locations and full of interesting activities.

Southport is a coastal town with very beautiful beaches, famous for its dunes, shops, shopping malls, golf courses, events and activities for the whole family.

St.Helen, leaving Liverpool to Manchester, offers a picturesque location between beach and countryside, with a cultural heritage, nightlife and many activities for the whole family as the natural reserve of Stanley Bank, which will delight both children and adults.

Liverpool travel to by plane is possible directly from most European airports and of course with daily flights from London. The airport "John Lennon" is just 12 km from the city and bus service makes the journey in less than an hour and the ticket cost is 2 €, taxi is a little faster, 20 minutes its cost is 18 €.

By bus you can travel to Liverpool only from localities in England, to arrive from the mainland must make transfers.

Travelling by car always has its advantages because the highways and interior are in very good condition and very well marked and takes us through the beautiful surroundings of this city, the only drawback is the cost of tolls and parking. You travel to Liverpool by the main road (M6, M62, M57 or M58), just follow the signs.

Traveling by train to Liverpool is guaranteed from all over the UK, no matter where we are. From London part one train every hour and the journey time is approximately two hours. The city of Liverpool also has commuter rail.

Staying in Liverpool or the surrounding area is relatively simple as there is an expanded, which covers all budgets and the type of holiday you have chosen, from a romantic getaway in the heart of the city with hotels offering all the comforts desirable panoramic views, international cuisine and all the cultural life of the city to step up the supply of all the little places around, from the bay Wirral with its parks and spectacular coastal scenery to Southport through St.Helen? are 120 km of coastline that provides all types of holiday accommodation to our measure.

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