- Type: Churches/Religious Sites, Sightseeing
- Time to Spend: 1 to 2 hours
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Dedicated to the city's patron saint, St. Mungo, the Glasgow Cathedral was consecrated in the 1100s but was finished around 300 years later. Of almost equal delight -- to experts and travelers alike -- are the cathedral's architecture (the nave, crypt, chapel) and the legends surrounding St. Mungo's life. And in fact, the symbols found on Glasgow's Coat of Arms relate directly to the St. Mungo legends, including the tree, bird, fish and bell.
Recent visitors recommend following your tour of the cathedral with a walk through the nearby necropolis. The Glasgow Cathedral is free to tour and is open daily, though it does have abbreviated hours on Sundays to make way for morning services.