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Top 10 places in Birmingham

Our app features the history of 35 monuments and great sites including places to discover Birmingham. Here is a selection of the top 10 monuments of the city, with an extract of the texts available in the application and written by our teams of specialists. For full content, download our Android and iPhone Guide and start creating your travel journal for your stay at Birmingham

Visit Council House

Council House

This building, intended to host both the Municipal Council and the Museum of Art, was built between 1874 and 1879 on the plans of Yeoville Thomason. The entrance of the Municipal Council is on Victoria Square and the entrance of the museum on the side of the Big Brum, the tower that accompanies the... Read more

Visit Library of Birmingham

Library of Birmingham

It replaced the Birmingham Central Library which was the city's main library from 1974 to 2013. There was a long fight to prevent the municipality from demolishing this library, deemed brutalist. But nothing helped: it was destroyed and replaced by the new library, whose appearance is not to... Read more

Visit Selfridges Building

Selfridges Building

This building is a part of the Bullring Shopping Center; it was built by Future Systems in 2003. It has a great originality: it has a steel frame and a concrete lining containing 15000 small identical aluminum cylinders all over the facade, and really has a very original shape. The interior of this... Read more

Visit International Convention Square

International Convention Square

This huge convention center was built between 1986 and 1991 on the plans of Percy Thomas Partnership and Renton Howard Wood Levin. Its facade is covered with white stones and blue tinted windows. But the most spectacular part is the immense hall covered with a glass roof and which brings together... Read more

Visit St. Martin in the Bull Ring

St. Martin in the Bull Ring

The current Victorian Anglican Church was built on the site of an old 13th century church, mentioned in a 1260 text. The old church was destroyed in 1873 and rebuilt by architect Alfred Chatwin who has, however, kept the old tower with its arrow. This tower is of a distinctly Gothic style with... Read more

Visit Victoria Law Courts

Victoria Law Courts

In the 18th century Birmingham, whose growth was very fast, needed a court of assizes. It was built between 1887 and 1891 on the plans of the architectural firm Aston Webb & Ingress Bell . This beautiful building built of brick is covered with terracotta ornaments. The entrance above all is... Read more

Visit Methodist Central Hall

Methodist Central Hall

Like the neighboring Victoria Law Courts, this beautiful three-storey building is built of brick and covered with terracotta decorations. It was built between 1903 and 1904 by Ewan and James Harper for Methodists. It is a dissident branch of Anglicanism, founded by George Whitefield and John Wesley... Read more

Visit Museum and Art Gallery

Museum and Art Gallery

This great and interesting museum is eclectic: it contains paintings, sculptures, ceramics, metal objects, jewelery , elements of natural history, archeology, ethnography, local history and history. history of the industry. The gallery of paintings can not be compared to that of the British Museum,... Read more

Visit Saint Chad's Cathedral

Saint Chad's Cathedral

It is the first Catholic church built in England after the Reformation. It was built between 1831 and 1841 on the plans of Augustus Welby Pugin. Because of its brick construction, we do not notice that it is neo-Gothic, especially since the two arrows of the church are really not Gothic.... Read more

Visit Back-to-Back Houses

Back-to-Back Houses

It is a set of terraced houses built during the Industrial Revolution, to cope with the influx of workers in the city. They are very simple houses, all identical, built next to each other, forming a long row. They usually have two rooms on the ground floor and two on the first floor, or three... Read more

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