Manchester, also named Greater Manchester is known for its original modern city affiliated to football. Greater Manchester is one of the world’s most compact and crowded metropolitan areas; that’s why it is the second biggest city in England.
Here are some things that I found interesting to visit if you go there.
Founded as a natural history museum in 1821, the University of Manchester-owned museum has grown to play host to a fascinating collection of exhibits. It is a striking gothic-style building with diverse topics like fossils with the combination of the ancient world and the world culture. Is where you will find the famous skeleton Stan T-Rex.
In the museum, you can take a break in the “café on site”.
Whitworth Art Gallery
First founded in 1889 as the first English gallery in a park, now it is the second most important gallery. There, you can see a collection of British watercolours and a selection of historic textiles devoted to some artist such as Durer, Rembrandt, Freud and Hockney.
Manchester Pride Festival
This is the one of England’s biggest celebration of LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transsexual), held over 3 days of the August bank at the end of the month. During this festival, there are music, dance, films, debate, lectures and other nice activities.
Manchester City Stadium
We all know that Manchester is known for its football lovers! Fans can get a tour in the stadium which include a visit to the trophy room, to the home, to the dressing rooms and the tunnel club (where VIP guest go to see the players). However, it’s not free, you have to buy a ticket online the website because it’s cheaper.
It is an impressive buildings design by Alfred Waterhouse. The great hall is decorated with murals and mosaics incorporating Manchester’s worker bee symbol by Ford Madox Brown. It is also one of the most iconic landmarks and important Grade Ones listed buildings in England.
Inside, you will see a clock which had an inscription on the three clock faces “Teach us to number our days”.
For shopping's lovers, I’ve selected the largest shopping centres:
Trafford centre which is a gigantic entertainment complex
Manchester Arndele which is the UK largest city centre shopping with more than 240 retailers.
The Lowry Outlet Mall locate in Salford Quays, is an outlet mall with 85 stores on two floors.
Blue Planet Aquarium
This is the largest marine and freshwater aquarium in North West England.
There are over 15 different species of fish, you can see the coral reef. You can also swim with the sharks; it’s for all levels and ages...
If you want to be overwhelmed, you can see the Daily Die Show named “Aquatheatre” which is very spectacular to watch with the sharks.
By Peggy Benard