Cathedral of St Mungo, Glasgow
The most significant historic building in Glasgow is the cathedral and its length of 295ft/90m makes it the largest church in Scotland after St Andrews. In line with the presbyterian constitution of the Church of Scotland, there is no bishop but the building, situated to the east of George Square, is still referred to as "Glasgow Cathedral".David I commissioned the first chapel on this site in 1136, but it was destroyed by fire a few years later.
Cathedral of St Mungo Map
Official site: www.glasgowcathedral.org.uk
Address: Castle Street, Scotland
Cathedral of St Mungo Highlight
The grandest room in the cathedral, the crypt or lower church, houses the tomb of St Mungo, who founded the bishopric in the sixth century and was buried here in 603. Pre-Reformation Gothic fan vaulting, ribbed pillars and capitals embellished with flowers are the most distinctive features.
Map - Cathedral of St Mungo
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