For many, this great city of England is known for its world-famous Manchester United football club. But this student city has more to offer. Especially in the area of culture, architecture, music and scientific innovations, there is plenty to be found in this vibrant city. The offer of hotels, B & B’s and good restaurants is very spacious. The nightlife is known for its diversity. Whoever goes for more content and likes to visit a museum can go to Manchester completely.
1. The National Football Museum
National Football Museum is at Arndale Shopping Center. If you like English football, a visit to this museum is worth it (it’s free to access). It maps the history of English football. There is a large collection of trophies, pictures, shirts and balls to see. For more information, visit the National Football Museum website. Tip: Are you a real football fan? Then you can add a visit to Old Trafford or Manchester City Football Stadium to this city tour by Manchester.
2. Manchester Cathedral
The Manchester Cathedral is located in the center of the city. Regarding architecture, it looks like in the Town Hall, and from inside, it’s something different from the John Rylands Library.
3. Albert Square
This square is Manchester’s most beautiful and central square. The most impressive building in this square is the Manchester Town Hall. The other structures present appear very small. The square fountain was placed in front of his wife, Queen Victoria. The square was built between 1863 and 1867.
4. John Ryland’s Library
You do not have to be a bookworm to appreciate the John Rylands Library. The contrast between the new entry and the old part of the library can hardly be more significant. If you walk through the corridors in the old part, you’re in a Harry Potter movie. This library looks more like a church or cathedral than in a place where (old) reading material can be found. The library (named after an English entrepreneur and philanthropist of the 19th century) holds one of the most extensive collections of books, archives, and manuscripts from the United Kingdom. Entrance is free.