Day 2 in Liverpool
Start the second day of your 3-day trip in Liverpool in the Pier Head, which gathers three some of the most important objectives called “The Three Graces”. These buildings represent the main symbol of the city! So, let’s start our exploration!
The main pylon of the famous trio is the Royal Liver Building, designed by the architect Walter Aubrey Thomas. This is certainly the most beautiful edifice in Liverpool! As well, this is one of the first buildings in the world built from reinforced concrete and is 90 meters tall. The Royal Liver Building comprises another symbol of the city, and namely the “Liver Birds”, one looking to the river and the other to the center of Liverpool. Each bird is placed on one of those two clock towers, very useful for sailors, whose clock faces are larger than those of the Big Ben.
The second building part of “The Three Graces” is the Cunard Building, with an outstanding style formed from a combination of Italian Renaissance and Ancient Greece, being strongly influenced by the Italian palaces’ architecture. The building is particularly appreciated for its sculptures that decorate its edges. On the west side of the building, there is “The Cunard War Memorial” situated, risen in memoriam to those killed during the Second World War, their number being of approximately 13.000.
The third “Grace” is the Port of Liverpool Building, constructed in an Edwardian Baroque style. 67-meter tall, the structure is appreciated for its special ornaments, from its interior, but also its exterior. The main entrance in the Pier Head is marked by statues of 3-meter height created by Charles John Allen.
The “Grand Central”, a large shopping center, deserves to be visited. It houses 40 small shops that sell from clothes to furniture. “Liverpool One” is a 3-level mall that, besides boutiques, contains an entertainment area and even a park. But the heart of shopping is located in the famous “Bluecoat” and here you can find almost everything you would like!