Manchester has a global profile since the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, and now it is well-known as a worldwide capital of culture, that has been still continuing to grab the attention (especially, the tourists) with the setting of world-class arts centres, galleries and festivals.
Being a home to aesthetic architecture and museums, a prestigious music scene, celebrated clubs, bars, restaurants and cafés, as well as being arguably it’s a home of football, be sure to find something to suit your interest.
Whether you’re a Mancunian looking to revive your love for your city, or you are newcomer to the city, here are top 5 attractions you have to visit in 2015.
Being established in 1889 as the first and foremost English gallery in a park, the Whitworth has refurbished worth a £15 million on its development; that has seen the gallery double in size of its original version. There is an art garden; which is designed by Sarah Price, existence of a sculpture terrace and orchard garden, a landscape gallery, a learning studio and a café near the trees offering reflections of this stunning setting. Even it hosts an opening show, a solo exhibition from one of most acclaimed contemporary artists in Britain, Cornelia Parker, that usually runs until summer, and wide collections including historic finest art by Turner, Millais and Rossetti, as well as the contemporary art, textiles and prints, wallpaper and sculpture.
The Northern Quarter
The Northern Quarter, being filled with plentiful exquisite bars, pubs, restaurants and independent shops, is a must-visit destination throughout Manchester. Check out the delicious burgers at Solita and the burritos at Luck, Lust, Liquor & Burn,and enjoy a beer at the Castle Hotel or Port Street Beer House, and explore the hideaway, the first floor cocktail bar at Cane & Grain or the speakeasy bar disguised as pawn shop Dusk Til Pawn. If you are a shopper, then you should check out the eclectic emporium, Afflecks Palace, or the retro charm of Pop Boutique.
Founded by the merger of two of Manchester’s most loved arts centres, Cornerhouse and the Library Theatre Company, a £25 million worth development sees new arts hub, HOME; that remains open in the spring. Here, two exclusively new theatres will host a platform for new, commissioned work, five screens; that will light up with the challenging, independent, provoking film work, and a large gallery space in order to make a home to the very best place in contemporary art.
The John Rylands Library
The John Rylands Library is even considered as the best example of neo-Gothic architecture around Europe and is inarguably one of the finest libraries throughout the world, holding an exclusive collection spanning up to 5,000 years. The Deansgate building has even undergone a £15 million worth refurbishment programme for the conservation of century old aesthetics, and a new entrance wing has been inserted at the Spinningfield side.
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