St. Paul’s Cathedral Church was built by Christopher Wren between 1675 and 1711. It is one of Europe’s biggest cathedrals and its dome is the second biggest after Rome’s St. Peter’s Basilica. This is not the first church to be built in the same place. Before this 4 churches were built and extended. They all were rebuilt and the last one was destroyed in the Great Fire of London.
Making of St. Paul’s Cathedral Church
The Dome of the church reaches a height of 111 meters and weighs 66,000 tons. Eight solid carved arches support the colossal weight of the dome. On the top of the dome, there is a lantern which weighs 850 tons. The church consists of three galleries namely the Whispering, Stone and Golden Gallery. The Golden Gallery encircles the lantern’s base, from where you also exhibit magnificent views of the city.
St. Paul’s Cathedral is an important rendezvous place for people and ideas, it also had the opportunity to exhibit the royal marriage of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer here in 1981.
You can buy St Paul Cathedral Entrance tickets for as low as $21.70 per adult.