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Manchester’s Greatest Buildings and Sights

04/03/2020 1:30 pm
04/03/2020 3:00 pm

This tour: Wednesday 4 March
TfGM travelshop, Piccadilly Gardens, 1.30pm.
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Ed Glinert, RIBA architectural awards judge, Manchester history expert, and regular cruise ships speaker leads this tour around Manchester’s greatest sights and sites.

  • The Britannia Hotel – a palace to Cotton with an interior like a Mississippi paddle steamer.
  • The Portico Library – sumptuous interior of a hidden gem.
  • The Art Gallery – One of the world’s greatest collections of Pre-Raphaelite paintings.
  • Central Library – built to look like Rome’s Pantheon, in honour of London’s Pantheon, with a nod to St Peter’s Basilica.
  • Midland Hotel – the city’s most famous hotel, lovingly created by the railway people, temporary home of US president Woodrow Wilson, Churchill, Albert Tatlock and Boris.
  • The Hidden Gem – the city centre’s only Catholic church, setting for the greatest new British religious paintings of the 20th century.
  • John Rylands Library – a Gothic gem housing the oldest piece of the New Testament in the world.

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