All the tourists, visiting London nowadays, long to see one of the city's most recognizable symbols - St. Paul's Cathedral. It was designed by Sir Christopher Wren, one of the most influential and respected architects of his epoch. The construction of the famous cathedral was completed in Wren's lifetime and was a part of a global rebuilding program in the City after the Great Fire of London in 1666, for which Wren was responsible. Sir Christopher managed the reconstruction of more than 50 London churches, but St. Paul's is still considered the greatest of his creations.

The famous masterpiece was built in English Baroque style. Its dome, one of the highest in the world, dominated the skyline for 300 years, being the tallest building of the capital from 1710 to 1962 (365 feet (111 m) high).

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