- Type: Attractions
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The cathedral comes out beautiful in night shots.
- Glasgow Cathedral is the oldest building in Glasgow and dates from the end of the 13th century. It also contains features from earlier cathedrals of the 12th century. The former Roman Catholic cathedral (now part of the Church of Scotland) is is the only complete medieval cathedral in Scotland still intact. A modern feature of this magnificent building is the fine stained glass windows which were mainly installed in the 1960s. Since then, it has been regarded as one of the finest collections of modern stained glass in Europe. The focal point for many visitors to Glasgow cathedral is the Tomb of St. Mungo (the city's patron saint), located in the Gothic crypt in the lower church.
Sharing the cathedral's courtyard is the St. Mungo Museum, where you can experience art depicting the world's religions. Opposite the Museum stands Glasgow's oldest House known as Provand's Lordship. The cathedral patronage offers a wealth of musical and vocal talent and recitals are performed throughout the year. The guiding season starts on 1st May and runs till September. Guides are on duty to take visitors around the Cathedral. The bookstall is open and staffed. The Cathedral also has a Not Quite New Shop which is open on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays selling a selection of second hand goods.
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