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Category: Cities, Local time: 23:38:11, Tel.: +44 161 247 1162, Official WWW website:

Pros

nice people
cosmopolitan city
breathtaking architecture
nice weather
delicious meals
bustling destination
distinctive atmosphere
multicultural city
easy-to-access
attractive museums

Cons

chilly in winter
rather expensive
high crime rate

Suitable for

business
shopping
history
art
study
romantic vacation
sport tourism

Why to go there?

old&new architecture
skyscrapers
christmas markets
political centre
historical centre

Transportation and means of transport

railway
air
international airport

business travel (industry)

textile
chemical
music
IT


Information and Facts

GPS: 53.4751, -2.234
Altitude: 45 m
Last update: 2012-10-22 06:36:55

Manchester: Reviews

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 Aura: 80Reviews: 562011-08-24 10:01:03
Manchester is an important historic city in the north-eastern part of England , in the region Hartford . It is listed on the World Heritage List UNESCO and is often considered the second city of England .

Basic information

The city Manchester is located in a region of a large network of canals and mills, which was built during the Industrial Revolution in the 19th century. Manchester is also well known for its football clubs.

A little bit of history

The oldest settlement in the area dates back to the Celtic era. The city further developed during the Roman rule when a fortified camp was built there. The founding of the city dates back to the 13th century. In the Middle Ages, Manchester was an important center of crafts and trade. The city's greatest boom came in the 18th and 19th century, when the first factories processing cotton were built. Manchester played a major role in the Industrial Revolution in England .

Monuments

There are many monuments in the city of Manchester, the most significant of which is the gothic Manchester Cathedral. Its construction lasted over 600 years. You may also visit a technical rarity called the Bridgewater Place - the first inland water canal in Great Britain. The Manchester Town Hall, built in neo-gothic style, was designed by the architect Alfred Waterhouse. The tourist may also visit many galleries and museums, such as the Manchester Art Gallery, which features the masterpieces of English masters, the Salford Museum and the Art Gallery offering the collection of the most famous local artist L.S. Lowry. Other galleries and museums worth seeing: the Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester Jewish Museum, the Manchester Museum, the Museum of Science and Industry, etc.

Cities around

ManchesterStockport (9km)Oldham (11km)Castleton (13km)Bolton (17km)Glossop (19km)Lymm (19km)Mere (20km)Bromley Cross (20km)

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