Manchester: Top things to do and see
Manchester is mainly famous for its soccer clubs, but the city itself has a rich history which results in a kind of unique city scape. Having played a key role in the Industrial Revolution, architecture and the industrious character remind of this time. Thus, Manchester is quite perfect for a bit of time travel! However, there are a few special things which you will get to know when reading our top things to do and see in Manchester!
See brick houses from another century
Manchester is known as the first modern, industrial city. Due to its key role in the time of the Industrial Revolution, brick houses are the dominating style of architecture.
Not any surprisingly, this feels almost a bit like time travel!
Notice the contrast: Beetham Tower
Beetham Tower is the highest building in the UK outside London. But in my opinion, this is not the only special thing about Beetham Tower.
Rather the modern architecture deserves a special mention. Beetham Tower in Manchester is a building of contrasts regarding the city scape in every regard.
Catch a glance of Manchester’s Central Library
The form of the building of Manchester’s Central Library is loosely derived from the Pantheon in Rome.
Thus, Manchester’s Central Library is a real eye-catcher!
Get an impression of Manchester’s Opera House
Talking of culture, Manchester’s Opera House has on a regular basis ballets and musicals on offer.
Visit the Museum of Science and Industry
The Museum of Science and Industry is dedicated to the progress of science, technology and industry, emphasizing the role of Manchester.
Especially transport, but also sewerage and textiles have and many more have a separate section.
See the progress at Victoria Station
When standing outside in front of the façade, it can be admired that Victoria Station first opened in 1844.
But when moving inside, one can immediately see that extension works started. Such an improvement considering the fact that Victoria Station was listed at the top ten worst stations in the UK beforehand.
Stroll around in China Town Manchester
Yes, Manchester as well is big enough for having an Asian population!
So why not indulging in another culture in a foreign country?
Be impressed by Manchester Cathedral
Even though Manchester Cathedral does not look like a usual church, it is yet impressive!
Dating back to the 15th century, Manchester Cathedral is not the first church build on this place.
Detect Manchester Castlefield
Manchester Castlefield is a conversation in the inner city.
The main idea of Manchester Castlefield is to preserve the remains of the Roman era.
Admire Old Trafford Manchester
Old Trafford is a soccer stadium, but not any stadium. Rather is Old Trafford the home of Manchester United!
Since 1910, Old Trafford is United’s home and over time got the nickname “The Theatre of Dreams”.