Manchester is without a doubt a city of contrasts. Buildings by famous architects like the Urbis, luxury hotels are transforming the old industrial city in a mix that is more homogeneous than it seems. Everywhere we can see the harmonious contrast of Victorian brick and new glass, or even more sophisticated materials.
The geographic characteristics of the city, its climate and proximity to the Liverpool port were important factors in its development as the first industrial city in the world. During the Industrial Revolution, Manchester changed radically. The gothic cathedral and the medieval urban framework were hidden under bricks, chimneys and warehouses. At Exchange Square place there still are houses from past among the industrial and modern buildings, making it possible to see this superposition of layers.
The new Manchester is still in the reconfiguration process, which we can see on our tours. For example, the old docks of Salford, a satellite port city, are being transformed. Daniel Liebeskind has built the Imperial War Museum there.
Discover this tour through Manchester with one of our professional guide-architect and enjoy this walking tour to the most interesting places in the city like the Gothic Cathedral and the Exchange Square place, among others. Our local experts will organize the best itinerary to suit your interests.
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