Beautiful cathedral with such pretty stained glass windows and architecture which, lucky for us, escaped destruction during reformation. In the lower crypt you will find the tomb of Glasgows patron saint, St Mungo.
Wonderful religious historical monuments. Both are on Castle Street, about 4 blocks east of George's Square. The views of Glasgow from atop the cemetery hill across the highway from the cathedral are spectacular. And there is a quaint little medieval garden behind Provand's Lordship which is worth exploring.
When in Glasgow, you must visit the Cathedral. Situated on Castle St, it was begun in 1238 and is a magnificent church. While there, you must visit the Necropolis, a cemetary with many pillars, temples and obelisks. The Necropolis is dominated by an 1825 statue of John Knox.
The Cathedral is quite nice even though the exterior has been left blackened by the accumulated grime of industrial Glasgow. On the grounds are a lot of old grave stone dating back hundreds of years. Behind the Cathedral itself is the Necroplois, which is a hill covered in grave stones many of which are ornately carved.
The legend tells that St Mungo founded a community on the banks of the river Clyde in the sixth century. Glasgow Cathedral, built in the 13th century on the spot where St Mungo was buried, was the only cathedral in Scotland to survive the Reformation intact. The great Scottish patriot, Mel Gibson, is reputed to have visited the cathedral many times. Or should that be William Wallace?
Dedicated to Glasgow's patron saint, St. Mungo. Consecrated in 1136, and completed about 300 years later.In the lower church is the splendid crypt of St. Mungo.
This Cathedral is noted for it's post-war collection of stained glass windows and has been preserved from Scotland's medieval period.
I liked this cathedral. Very cool the way you can go into the basement and see old tombs etc. eeeehhh creepy.
Mungo's the city patron. This cathedral is very cool. It looked like something out of that dreadful Robin Hood movie with Kevin Costner. Very old and historical.