What to do and see if you happen to be in Manchester
Manchester was first mentioned in the 10th century. It is believed to have originated here on the site of the Roman camp of Mancunium, founded in 79. According to one version, the name of the city comes from the Latin Mamucium, which means "breast-shaped hill". According to another, "Manchester" is derived from the Celtic name Mamma, which was once the name of the local river goddess. The city's name is also the name of a local river goddess, Mamma.
- Visit the football stadiums.
- Take a walk through the Northern Quarter.
- Go to the Imperial War Museum.
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Manchester. Football and youth
One of the main attractions of modern Manchester is, of course, football. The city is home to two world famous clubs, Manchester City and Manchester United. They both play in the English Premier League.
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Manchester. Past and future
In the 16th century, Flemish traders brought textiles to Manchester, which made the city famous throughout England. The weaving industry began to flourish, and in the 18th century, cotton helped make Manchester one of the centres of the country's industrial revolution. Fast-flowing rivers rising from the Pennines provided the city with electricity, which made Manchester an ideal location for its first steam-powered cotton mill. Incidentally, the symbol of Manchester is a bee, symbolizing its inhabitants, who in the past worked very hard in those very factories to make the city successful.