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St. Paul's Cathedral

The monumental cathedral is located in the oldest part of the city. It is 108 m high and nearly 160 m long. The characteristic dome measures up to 50 m. Inside you can see frescoes by Sir James Thornhill. There are also two galleries here: The Stones Gallery, which overlooks the River Thames, and the Whispers Gallery, famous for its surprising acoustic effects.

The present temple is already the fifth built in the same place. Established in 1675-1710 according to the classical design of Sir Christopher Wren. Even in Roman times the Temple of Diana operated here. In turn, the first, then wooden, cathedral. St. Paweł was founded in 604. Another was the Norman cathedral, which burned down in a great fire in London in 1666.

The church is the third largest cathedral in the world. Only the Basilica of St. Peter's in Rome and the cathedral of Lourdes. Many official celebrations took place here, including the wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana, or the funeral of Winston Churchill.


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