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Saint Patrick's Cathedral

21-50 Patrick's Close | Off Clanbrassil St., Dublin 8, Ireland
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Ranked #61 of 283 Attractions in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: A magnificent cathedral that houses Jonathan Swift's remains (he wrote Gulliver's Travels). It is the only remaining cathedral in Ireland with a daily... more » Owner description: A magnificent cathedral that houses Jonathan Swift's remains (he wrote Gulliver's Travels). It is the only remaining cathedral in Ireland with a daily sung services. A small entrance fee is charged for tourists and all money raised goes back to paying for the upkeep of the building. « less
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The cathedral was built next to the well St. Patrick used to baptize converts in 1191. There are carved stones in the cathedral from that well. The floor tiles are beautiful. The windows and Stone and wood carvings are wonderful. If you are in Dublin for the day this is worth the visit. Photography is allowed.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Very impressive church, definitely worth visiting while in Dublin. Small fee, but I think there is a student id discount (so bring it if you have it). Photography allowed.

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

This is probably the most beautil place I have ever seen. The stone work, the windows and the art are fantastic. They manage to have tuorists in the cathetral without making it a flea market. The atmosphere is of peace and reverence. It id dnot hurt (at all) that they were having a service when we visited and the choir... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

This was our first cathedral/church experience during a lengthy European vacation. It was very awe-inspiring and historical - a great start for what was to become many stops at religious landmarks. We stayed locally, so it was a short stroll for us to visit - although in hindsight it now seems expensive for entrance in comparison to later attractions.

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Lisle, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

True history of Ireland. St. Patrick's is true history of Ireland. How the church grew over the centuries. Very interesting.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

St. Patrick's Cathedral is a must to see when visiting downtown Dublin. The architecture and stain glass windows are beautiful. You can take a guided tour or just walk around by yourself to see the Cathedral both inside and outside grounds. There is a nice gift shop inside the Cathedral entrance with lots of Irish gifts/books to purchase. Fees go... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We went to Sunday services at 11:15. It was a full one hour and 20 minute service. St. Patrick's is denomination is Church of Ireland, from the Anglican tradition. So it is not catholic, though the service is very similar to a catholic service. There is a small gift shop area in the back.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

First performance of Handel's "Messiah", Jonathan Swift was Dean in 1700's, built in honor of patron saint St Patrick.... Enjoy St Patrick's

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La Jolla, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This beautiful and large cathedral is in the heart of town and therefore a real tourist haunt. That means it's crowded even though there's a couple Euro charge to get in. This goes toward restoration and is quite reasonable given the wear and tear hundreds of people give it every day. There are guided tours (free) once you're inside and... More

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Pleasanton, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful church with a great Irish history. Well worth a visit to see architecture and stain glass windows. The history of Ireland is illustrated in the different areas of the Cathedral.

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