In the 19th Century, Liverpool boasted that it was the second most important port of the British Empire. The wool, sugar, bananas and tobacco trade was blooming. The port made a name for itself due to the increased passengers traffic and the city of Liverpool became an important destination for many Irish folk. Therefore, the city recorded an accelerated progress until the first half of the 20th century and the population quickly risen to about 800.000 residents in the entire metropolitan area. In the second half of the previous century the population had diminished significantly, today reaching 500.000 people.
In 2004 the Liverpool port was included in the UNESCO patrimony.
We believe that every Liverpool itinerary must start from this port in which you’ll find the fascinating exhibitions of the Naval Museum on the Albert Dock, the Beatles Museum and a branch of the Tate Gallery from London. Also, if you’d turn towards the north you’ll see the imposing Royal Liver Building.
Liverpool is recurrently associated with The Beatles band which was formed here in 1960. We encourage you to visit 10 Mathew Street where you’ll find a red brick building which hosts the modest entry to The Cavern Club marked by the message “Where it all began!”. Before becoming famous, the band performed in this club over 300 times. If you’re a fan, it would be best to visit Liverpool in August when the International Beatles Week is taking place.
The Anglican Cathedral is going to be impossible to miss regardless of wherever you are in the city. This is the largest building in all of England and is ranked 5th in the world! What’s interesting is that the atmosphere is ever changing inside, varying on how the light passes through the stained glass. A real visual spectacle! This building seems even more imposing when you find out that it was built in a record time of 35 years.
The current city of Liverpool is a diverse city which has a perfect mix of old and new with industrial, services, cultural and student centers. The historical port, The Beatles and the largest cathedral of England aside, many Georgian and Victorian buildings along with the oldest Chinese district are just waiting for you to visit them. Of course, we couldn’t leave out, for you football fans out there, the two local teams: FC Liverpool and Everton which have placed Liverpool on the map as being the most successful football city. These teams have won lots of trophies in both local and international competitions. Maybe you get lucky and you can participate at a match between these local teams.
The city hides other secrets as well, but it’s best if you discover them on your own. You have the possibility of flying Blue Air to Liverpool from Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca and Bacău. It is usefull to know that since October 2016 Liverpool has become our 3rd external base (the other ones being Torino and Larnaca). Now we also offer flights towards Rome, Milan, Hamburg, Larnaca and Alicante and tickets are available on www.blueairweb.com
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