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Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey in LondonWestminster Abbey is a religious building and one of the most important historical highlights of London, where for years there have been coronations and royal weddings.

Westminster Abbey is the oldest religious building in London. Its construction dates back to 1045 when the King Edward the Confessor ordered it construction.

In most of the temple you can see dates from between 1245 and 1517, years in which they replaced the original Romanesque Gothic style building, with a reconstruction promoted by Henry III, to honor the memory of King Edward the Confessor. The two towers of the main facade of the Basilica were added in 1745.

The fame of this basilica is given not only for its architectural beauty and decoration, but also by hosting special events and personalities that are buried inside.

From the coronation of William the Conqueror in 1066, all the ceremonies of coronation of English monarchs have taken place in Westminster Abbey, except those of Jane Grey, Edward V and Edward VIII.

Among the famous people who are buried here include some kings of England and famous figures such as Charles Darwin and Isaac Newton, among others.

Additional information

Location
Parliament Square, SW1
Visiting Hours
Monday to Saturday from 9:30am to 4:30pm
Wednesday afternoons from 6pm to 7pm
Sunday open only for masses and prayers
Price
Adults: £ 16.00
Students 18 years or older (with ID): £ 13.00
Adults over 60 years: £ 13.00
Children aged 11 to 18 years: £ 6.00
Families (2 adults and 2 children): £ 38.00
Free admission for children under 11 years
Transport
Metro: Stops at St James’ Park, Westminster.
Bus: Lines 3, 11, 12, 24, 29, 53, 70, 77, 77a, 88, 109, 148, 159, 170 and 211
Contact
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7222 5152
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7233 2072
Website: http://www.westminster-abbey.org

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