London 2019…Londres 2019


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From royal weddings and state funerals to famous burials and more, St Paul’s Cathedral has played a major role in London’s history.
Situated near the River Thames, St Paul’s Cathedral is one of the capital’s most iconic buildings. Designed by Britain’s famed architect Sir Christopher Wren as part of the major rebuilding of the City after the 1666 Great Fire of London, the present St Paul’s Cathedral was built between 1675 and 1710 and is one of London’s most popular places of interest.
Sitting on the highest point of the City of London, St Paul’s Cathedral has frequently been at the centre of national events through history from its consecration and surviving the Blitz to state funerals, royal weddings and more. Step inside and discover the Cathedral’s spectacular interiors, architectural design and breathtaking panoramic views across London from the Stone and Golden Galleries.


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Buckingham Palace has served as the official London residence of the UK’s sovereigns since 1837 and today is the administrative headquarters of the Monarch. Although in use for the many official events and receptions held by The Queen, the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace are open to visitors every summer.
Buckingham Palace has 775 rooms. These include 19 State rooms, 52 Royal and guest bedrooms, 188 staff bedrooms, 92 offices and 78 bathrooms. In measurements, the building is 108 metres long across the front, 120 metres deep (including the central quadrangle) and 24 metres high.

Today, Buckingham Palace is very much a working building and the centrepiece of the UK’s constitutional monarchy, serving as the venue for many royal events and ceremonies from entertaining foreign Head of States to celebrating achievement at Investitures and receptions.
More than 50,000 people visit the Palace each year as guests to State banquets, lunches, dinners, receptions and Garden Parties. Her Majesty also holds weekly audiences with the Prime Minister and receives newly-appointed foreign Ambassadors at Buckingham Palace.

Receptions are held at the Palace throughout the year to recognise the work of industry, government, charities, sport, the Commonwealth and many more areas of life. For example, in 2013 The Queen hosted a reception to celebrate the Commonwealth, Youth and Education, which was attended by 350 guests from academic institutions around the world and included a performance by the Commonwealth Youth Orchestra and choir and more recently, in 2015, Her Majesty hosted a reception for players, organisers and supporters of the Rugby World Cup.
Buckingham Palace is often a focal point for significant national celebrations and commemorations.
In 2002, a music concert was staged in the garden of Buckingham Palace to mark The Queen’s Golden Jubilee, which included a unforgettable performance of ‘God Save The Queen’ by Brian May from the roof of the Palace and at Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations in 2012 members of the public were invited to have a special picnic in the Buckingham Palace garden.

The balcony of Buckingham Palace is one of the most famous in the world. The first recorded Royal balcony appearance took place in 1851, when Queen Victoria stepped onto it during celebrations for the opening of the Great Exhibition. Since then, Royal Balcony appearances have marked many occasions from The Queen’s annual official birthday celebrations to watch the RAF Flypast at the end of Trooping the Colour, Royal Weddings, as well as special events of national significance such as the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.




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Desde bodas reales y funerales de Estado, hasta famosos entierros y mucho más, la Catedral de San Pablo ha jugado un papel muy importante en la historia de Londres.
Situada cerca del río Támesis , la Catedral de San Pablo es uno de los edificios más emblemáticos de la capital. Diseñada por el afamado arquitecto británico Sir Christopher Wren como parte de la importante reconstrucción de la ciudad después del gran incendio de Londres de 1666, la actual Catedral de San Pablo se construyó entre 1675 y 1710, y es uno de los sitios de interés más populares de Londres.
Asentada sobre el punto más alto de la ciudad de Londres, la Catedral de San Pablo ha sido desde su consagración, y tras sobrevivir a los bombardeos alemanes, el centro de numerosos eventos nacionales como funerales de Estado, bodas reales y otros muchos más. Entre y descubra el espectacular interior de la Catedral, su diseño arquitectónico y la impresionante vista panorámica sobre Londres.


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El Palacio de Buckingham es la residencia de la Familia Real Británica en Londres desde 1837. Actualmente, es el lugar de residencia de la reina Isabel II.
El palacio en la historia
Construido en 1703 para el duque de Buckingham, el edificio fue adquirido por el rey Jorge III en 1762 para ser utilizado como residencia privada. Desde su construcción ha sido ampliado y remodelado en varias ocasiones.
Durante las dos guerras mundiales el palacio sobrevivió de manera ejemplar. En la Primera Guerra Mundial tuvo la suerte de no ser atacado pero, durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial, fue bombardeado en diferentes ocasiones. El bombardeo más importante destruyó la capilla real en 1940.

Visitar el Palacio de Buckingham
Sólo se permiten las visitas al interior del palacio durante unas pocas semanas al año, comprendidas entre finales de julio y principios de septiembre. Existen dos tipos de entrada diferentes: una de las modalidades permite visitar los Salones de Estado y la otra incluye además las Cocheras Reales y la Galería de la Reina.
Además de las visitas al interior, a lo largo de todo el año se celebra el Cambio de Guardia enfrente del palacio, un acto capaz de atraer miles de visitantes.

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