St Albans Story

St Albans Story

July 1, 2018 0 By Andreea Niculae

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This Saturday i was in St. Albans. St. Albans is a city in the north of London, England. Is vast centuries-old cathedral features medieval wall paintings and the Verulamium Park. The park has ornamental lakes and the remains of the city’s ancient Roman wall. Also here is the Verulamium Museum, where you can find artefacts from the city’s Roman past, including mosaics and the Sandridge Hoard of gold coins. The museum is built on the site of one of the largest Roman cities in Britain. Is filled with ancient treasures. And finest mosaics outside of the Mediterranean. On most Saturdays and Sundays, the story of the Roman Town of Verulamium comes to life. The gallery talks by St Albans Tour Guides on a variety of topics.

A 2nd-century Roman theatre stands nearby. I really wanted to go there because of the Making of Harry Potter. The Cathedral is the oldest site of continuous Christian worship in Britain. It stands over the place where Alban, the first martyr, was buried after giving his life for his faith over 1700 years ago. The present Cathedral was begun in 1077, using Roman bricks and flint from the ruined city of Verulamium.

St Albans Cathedral has the most extensive set of medieval walls. The paintings surviving today in any of the greater English churches. The paintings date from the late 12th century up to the sixteenth century. Down all those centuries countless pilgrims have come to honour the saint’s sacrifice and offer their prayers at his shrine. Some of them still come in their thousands today.

If you want more information about it, please visit the website of the Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban by this link: https://www.stalbanscathedral.org/