Glasgow Cathedral, a jewel of medieval architecture


Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland and the largest commercial and service center in the region. It is located on the banks of the Clyde River and was formerly a dirty and ugly town. However, in recent times it has undergone a profound process of modernization which has turned it into a different city, very attractive. Therefore, it is worth planning a visit to the Scottish city.

And, in addition to all the places of interest that Glasgow offers (which are many and very special), there you will be able to discover an unjustly little-known architectural jewel: the Cathedral, a temple consecrated to the Christian missionary St. Mungo, who is said to have been the founder of the city back in the 6th century.

Impressive, from the facade to the interior


When one enters Glasgow Cathedral, also known as High Kirk from Glasgow or temple of Saint MungoYou immediately feel the strong personality of the building, if you can put it that way. It is a dark building, with an imposing facade, which began to be built in the 12th century (specifically in 1136), although it was destroyed several times by fire.

This is a sample of Gothic architecture pre-reformist. Glasgow Cathedral adopted the Protestant cult during the Scottish religious reform of the 16th century, saving it from destruction. In fact, it is the only medieval cathedral in Scotland that remains intact.

A French-inspired cemetery


Later a victorian necropolis next to the cathedral. It was in 1831 and to plan it the schemes of the parisian cemeteries of the time. In it there are more than 50,000 graves and no less than 3,500 statues. They say that the first one built in 1832 was for a jeweler of Jewish origin named Joseph Levi.

GLASGOW CATHEDRAL (April 2024)


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