Ever since William the Conqueror's coronation here in 1066, Westminster Abbey has remained one of England's most important religious and ceremonial sites. Every English and British monarch after William also received his or her crown here. More than 600 monuments and memorials in the abbey honor famous Britons. The current building is over 700 years old. Note the many intricate details, including stained-glass windows, tapestries, monumental sculptures, and flying buttresses. Spend extra time in Poets' Corner, where poets and writers such as Rudyard Kipling and Charles Dickens are buried. After you finish walking around the abbey, head down to its museum. The oldest part of the complex, it contains many royal and religious artifacts and displays wax effigies of past monarchs. You can use a complimentary audio guide you or hire a verger (a layperson providing services to the church) as a guide for a small extra fee, an option which can provide rich context to your visit. For travelers who use our international travel planner, London holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Westminster Abbey and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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Westminster Abbey Reviews
주변에 여러가지 맛집도 많고, 걸어다니면서 둘러 볼 수 있어 좋습니다. 런던에 위치하여 지리적인 위치도 정말 좋습니다. 다음에 오게 되면 또 방문할 생각입니다. more »Lots of different restaurants in the surrounding area, you can look around you walking around. The geographical location is located in London, really. Then think again when it comes to visit.
Una gran obra arquitectónica, muy bonito, nos gusto verla. Desde abajo es enorme. Tienes que verla de cerca. more »A great work of architecture, very nice, we liked to see it. From below it is enormous. You have to see it up close.
One of the best attractions in London. The lines are long, so go early and buy your pass online. If you buy directly ahead of time, you can skip the long line. The London Pass does not allow you to skip the line. Once inside, it's an audio tour. The device was a little awkward to use, but it was very informative. There's lots of history as a chapel and burial location for famous people. The architecture is amazing.
The Abbey is a must see in London. The building itself is quite impressive, and even more so when you realize how many important people there are buried there (Charles Darwin, Isaac Newton, Stephen Hawking ... In addition to innumerable Kings and Queens). It closes very soon (last admission at 15:30), it is advisable to take the ticket online to avoid the queue. IMPORTANT: Photographs inside are not allowed. There is no apparent reason, since the employees themselves say that you can download high resolution photos of everything for free from their website (but we all know that it is not the same).
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