St. Paul's Cathedral, London

       





St. Paul's Cathedral was built between 1675 to 1708 on the site of the previous temple burnt down in the Great londonskom fire of 1666.

Sir Christopher Wren – author of the Cathedral started to design St Paul's Cathedral being a 40-year-old man, and saw his creation finished at the age of 76 years.

The new Church was obliged to become the Grand structure since it was erected after the reformation.






The huge dome of the Cathedral — one of the largest in the world. 528 steps lead up to the ceiling, to the Golden gallery, offering amazing views of the city. Whispering gallery, located inside the Cathedral, visitors are surprised of the unique acoustic effects: words whispered at one side, certainly heard the opposite.

The walls of the Cathedral keep the memory of many major national events: the diamond jubilee of Queen Victoria, the 80-anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II, the wedding of Prince Charles and Diana Spencer. In addition, the Church is the final resting place of many famous citizens. Here are buried Admiral Nelson, the Duke of Wellington, sir Winston Churchill. And the first buried here was the founder of the Cathedral – sir Christopher Wren. The inscription on his tombstone reads: "If you seek a monument – just look around".






 

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