The Society of Friends of Glasgow Cathedral arranges events, recitals and lectures throughout the year. Details from the address below.
MON-SAT 0930-1300, 1400-1600(Until 1800 Apr-Sep)
11 am, 6:30 pm. Communion 12:15 pm on the first Sunday of every month
Apart from service times the Cathedral is open from 9.30 am to 6 pm between April and September, and between 9.30 am and 4 pm between October and March. For tourist information contact the Cathedral Office on 0141 552 6891 or visit the website
Established by Saint Mungo, the Patron Saint of Glasgow, the Cathedral dates in parts to the 12th Century and is an outstanding example of Gothic Architecture.The Cathedral fro inside is full of historical significant & the decoration of the main prayer hall is just amazing. Lots of tourists come to the cathedral to enjoy the beautiful historical building. Standing at the east end of the Cathedral Street and not far from where castle street becomes High street is Glasgow Cathedral.
The first stone built Cathedral was dedicated in 1136 in the presence of King David I but this has been a Christian site for well over 1500 years.The ground was consecrated for Christian burial by St. Ninian in 397 A.D. The Lower Church houses the tomb of St. Mungo (also called Kentigern) who died in 603 A.D Glasgow Cathedral's 13th century tower is the last remaining intact tower on a Scottish mediaeval church.
Translated from the original Scots tongue (Gaelic) Glasgow means "Dear Green Place".
The cathedral is at the top of the Castle/High St. It is bordered by:
The oldest building in Glasgow
A faith replica of a Bishops Palace now highlighting the religiously cosmopolitan Glasgow.
There is a wonderful Salvidor Dali "Christ of St John of the Cross" and just as importantly Muslim, Hindu and other non christian religions, including a Zen Garden. A true learning place
Starthclyde University Campus
Specialising in engineering & business it is a real blend of old & new. It shows respect to it's roots while challenging the past. There are a series of old and new buildings which reflect a comfortable harmony.
A catholic church. It draws people from all over Glasgow for its services and is the church dedicated to the parton saint of the city. The Motto of the city flows from this parton - declared a Saint.
A true son of Glasgow Charles Rennie MacIntosh was a true innovator, designer & artist.
There is a school design standing beside St Mungos.
MacIntosh is well worth researching before you arrive. He has many appealing designs. Glasgow has many beautiful examples of his work - and of course souvenirs.
Glasgow has been a long known centre of medicine. The "Royal" as it is known locally today is being modernised . the old building beside the Cathedral is a testimony to people like Lister etc Try some reserch on this.
A walk down the Castle / High St (!.5km) is downhill an looking to the right highlights Glasgows tenemants (Flats/ apartments/ Condos) is worthwhile. This takes you to the Trongate and beyond that ... the River Clyde. Better to walk this at day rather than at night.
Glasgow Cathedral is the main "thing to see" in Glasgow. It has been a holy area for centuries. Starting off as a small church, the Cathedral has been added to over the centuries.
The stainglass in quite impressive. Take a look at the travelogue for some more photos.
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.
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