Went twice, once to study architecture, and once inside! The shock and beauty of the cathedral can't be expressed in words, but it's a pity not to take pictures indoors! Westminster in Gothic style. Since the Middle Ages, the baptisms of British kings, weddings, and funerals have been held here to announce the existence and departure of the world. The towering shock and the majestic divinity make the worldly people. Humblely listening to the teachings of God in such an environment, this is the success of religious architecture!More
Went twice, once to study architecture, and once inside! The shock and beauty of the cathedral can't be expressed in words, but it's a pity not to take pictures indoors! Westminster in Gothic style. Since the Middle Ages, the baptisms of British kings, weddings, and funerals have been held here to announce the existence and departure of the world. The towering shock and the majestic divinity make the worldly people. Humblely listening to the teachings of God in such an environment, this is the success of religious architecture!
Attraction Name: Westminster Cathedral (Westminster Abbey) Address: Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London SW1P 3PA, UK (Westminster Abbey, North Bank of the Thames) Transportation: Get off at Westmint Station of Metro Line (Northern Line/Bakerloo Line) Tickets: £22 Note: You cannot take pictures inside, including mobile phones and cameras Tour time: 1.5-3 hours, with Chinese navigator Recommended reason: Westminster Abbey is the place where successive kings were crowned and enthroned and held wedding ceremonies. It is also the location of the British royal tombs. For more than two hundred years, most of the British elites have almost included the tombs of famous figures in politics, technology, literature and art. It can be said that Westminster Abbey is a British stone history book. Westminster Cathedral was included in the "World Heritage List" by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee in 1987. Architectural features: Westminster Abbey is a Catholic Benedictine monastery. It was built in 960 AD, expanded in 1045, completed in 1065, and rebuilt in 1220-1517. Now Westminster Abbey basically preserves the style reconstructed in 1840, that is, the neo-Gothic architecture. Although it has experienced various styles from Norman, Gothic, and Early Renaissance during the period, its basic The characteristics are still Gothic, Westminster Abbey is in the shape of a Latin cross. There are side corridors on each side of the church, and there are spacious corridors above it. The main hall is only 11.6 meters wide, but the upper vault is 31 meters high, which is the highest height of the British Gothic vault. Therefore, the whole hall appears narrow and tall, tall and tall. The total length of the transept is 62 meters, and the four piers at the intersection with the main hall are large in size to support the upper dome. To the west of the dome is the seat of the singing class, and to the east is the altar. The twin towers to the west of the church are 68.6 meters high. The flying arches, which balance the horizontal thrust of the vault of the main church, span the side corridors and the convent corridors, forming a complex supporting system. The outer colonnade is magnificent and solemn, the arches are beautifully carved, the screen decoration is exquisite, the glass is gorgeous in color, and the twin towers are towering. The whole building is both magnificent and quiet and solemn. The internal fog is the most impressive. There is a separate chapel at the east end, commonly known as the "female chapel". The most exciting part of the whole building is the dome. Its huge fan-shaped pendants and the crystal-like stalactite vaults hanging upside down form a unique arch rib pattern, bold design and ingenious conception. In the church, a mirror is placed in the middle of the room to draw down the beautiful view of the dome so that visitors can better appreciate it.
Westminster Abbey’s Gothic architecture was an absolutely breathtaking. It’s a must see located right next to Big Ben!
Da Best Ever eXperiences i had with Trip at Westimster Abbey in London !
Historical and amazing cathedral. The audio guide is very clear.
i when with my partner. i had a wonderful time there.