Commonly known as York Minster, the Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of Saint Peter in York is one of the finest medieval buildings in Europe. It is the second largest Gothic cathedral of Northern Europe and was completed in 1472. Besides the daily worship and services, the York Minster has a lot of highlights for you to explore. You can admire 128 windows of stained glass, which are made from approximately 2 million individual pieces and is one of Europe's biggest collections of stained glass. In the interactive underground chambers Revealing York Minster in the Undercroft, you will discover the 2000 year old history of York Minster. In the Old Palace you will find famous historical treasures, collections, artefacts and a library. For the best view in York, climb the Central Tower for a magnificent view of the surrounding Yorkshire countryside. All year round there are special events, including performances by the York Minster Choir.