The Glasgow Cathedral, also called the High Kirk of Glasgow or St Mungo’s Cathedral, was built before the Reformation from the late 12th century onwards serving as the seat of the Bishop and later the Archbishop of Glasgow. It is located right in the heart of Scotland’s largest city and features beautiful stained glass windows. Beneath the main building is another church which contains the tomb of St Mungo.
I was happy to visit this cathedral as it is a remarkable example of Scottish Gothic architecture. It is also one of the few Scottish medieval churches to have survived the Reformation not unroofed.
Technically, the building is no longer a cathedral, since it has not been the seat of a bishop since 1690. However, like other pre-Reformation cathedrals in Scotland, it is still a place of active Christian worship, hosting a Church of Scotland congregation.
by Felipe Pitta
I am always caught speechless when I enter a really amazing cathedral and the Glasgow Cathedral is no exception. Beautiful photo Felipe!
Thank you Paulo!
This cathedral is indeed very beautiful!