Cathedral : Michelin's recommendations
Entering via the Galilee Porch (Early English style), the visitor is immediately struck by the rich colour of the ceiling, stained glass windows and pillars. The right arm of the transept is a marvellous example of early 13C romanesque architecture. The octagon rests on eight pillars that hold 200 tonnes of glass, lead and wood. A rood screen designed by George Gilbert Scott in the 19C separates the octagon from the choir. In front of the main altar stands St Etheldreda's reliquary. The vast and bright Chapel of the Virgin Mary (14C) is decorated with niches, baldaquins and windows. In its time, it contained the largest single-vault opening The triforium contains a Stained Glass Museum, which illustrates how windows are made and lead cutting. The buildings and ruins of the cloisters are the largest medieval structure in all of England. Ely Gate (1396) was once the entrance to the abbey.
- Address : The College GB - Ely CB7 4DLCB7 4DLEly
- Phone : 01353667735
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