This is centre of the arts, the media, higher education and commerce.
In a poll of British business leaders which was published in 2006, city was regarded as the best place in the UK to locate a business.
It is the third-most visited city in the United Kingdom by foreign visitors and the most visited in England outside London.
Attractions Museum of Science and Industry - This industrial museum on Liverpool Road, informs the visitor about a large number of technical advances and innovations.
It has 12 galleries and was erected on the site of the world's oldest railroad station.
In Power Hall we find old steam locomotives, and veteran cars which were manufactured in Manchester.
The John Rylands Library - This library was founded in 1653 and has over five million books and manuscripts.
It is housed in a neo-Gothic building to the southwest of Chetham's Hospital in Deansgate.
Marton Tourism - The tiny market town of Marton with notable church (one of the oldest in Europe) is located near Congleton.
The Church of St James and St Paul was founded in 1343 in Marton.
It is one of the preferred tourist attraction in Manchester.
Chinatown - It is the colorful home of the largest Chinese communities in Great Britain, it is located near City Arty Gallery.
The richly decorated Chinese arched gateway which leads into this little district is especially striking.
Many shops and restaurants offering a wide range of culinary delicacies (especially from Hongkong and Peking) have established here, Chinese handicrafts can also be found at the Chinese Arts Center in Charlotte Street.
Transport facilities Manchester is very well connected by air, rail and bus service.
The airport, which is the 4th busiest airport in UK in terms of passenger numbers.
In terms of passengers, Piccadilly is one of the busiest English railway stations outside London.
The city's other main railway station is Victoria, this mainly serves north destinations.