Best Birmingham attractions
Located in the West Midlands area of England, the fantastic city of Birmingham is a great place to visit, especially for the lovers of sightseeing. The city boasts in numerous landmarks and visitor attractions, including architectural jewels, churches, museums, theatres, galleries and different venues. The city is a major commercial international centre and drags innumerable businessmen and tourists each year.
If you would also like to visit this fascinating city, I am sure you will have an unforgettable journey. Before traveling I suggest you to read this guide. Below I will present you the best Birmingham attractions, including Birmingham Town Hall, St. Philip’s Cathedral, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery and the Bull Ring.
The Bull Ring
What is the Bull Ring? It is actually a large commercial area of the city. It has been an important area since the Middle Ages due to the market which could be found here. The area is extremely popular among both local people and tourists.
It is famous for its immense shopping centre and St. Martin’s Church. There are innumerable stores here which attract dozens of tourists each year. Customers arrive here from all over the world. The area is a hot spot of the city.
Birmingham Town Hall
One of the best-known landmarks of the city is the beautiful building of the Town Hall. It is actually a venue for popular assemblies and a fantastic concert hall which is located in Victoria Square. Birmingham Town Hall is considered to be the first important building of the 19th century rebirth of Roman architectural style.
Resembling to Roman temples, the building is very attractive for visitors. After a major renovation, the building hosts today different events like classical, jazz, folk, rock or pop concerts, meetings, conferences and so on.
St. Philip’s Cathedral
One of the several religious buildings of Birmingham, St. Philip’s Cathedral is a major landmark of the city. The cathedral was built between 1710 and 1725 and restored in 1948, after World War II. The fascinating Baroque building attracts numerous visitors every year. Although it is a small cathedral, it has beautiful interior and exterior features.
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
One of the several museums of the city, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is famous for its large and fascinating collection of fine art, jewellery, antiquities, metalwork, ceramics and others.
The admission to the Museum and Art Gallery is free, although some main exhibitions incur a fee. Housed in a wonderful building on Chamberlain Square, the museum can be visited Monday to Thursday from 10:00 to 17:00, on Fridays from 10:30 to 17:00, on Saturdays from 10:00 until 17:00 and on Sundays from 12:30 to 17:00. (July 2013)