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Saint Patrick's Cathedral

21-50 Patrick's Close | Off Clanbrassil St., Dublin 8, Ireland
0035314539472
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As featured in 3 days in Dublin
Ranked #58 of 280 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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Turin
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Not content with wasting 6 euros to enter Christ Chuch Cathedral, I wasted a further 6 to see St Patrick's. Basically I went to see the link with Swift as I love "Gulliver's Travels", but save your time and money.

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Alberton, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

I initially went in to gather information for a friend who's a great admirer of St Patrick, the experience was very exciting. I attended a service at 5pm and enjoyed the order and complete reverence given during this time. The tree of remembrance and the prayer request book were a very nice touch to the whole tour. Worth every minutes... More

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Wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

I was fortunate to be able to sing in this wonderful building over the weekend when the Cathedral choir was on break. The building is very beautiful- not as large as some, as ornate in places as other. It has got a lot of history attached to it. Use the guides- they know their stuff. I have to say that... More

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Uxbridge, Canada
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Apart from the architecture of these amazing building that tower over you with stonework carved by master craftsmen, the most impressive site are the stained glass windows. There are many tombs around the cathedral with marble and stone mausoleums. It is also a place of quiet contentment.

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Valley Stream, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

Spent a rainy afternoon taking a tour of St Patricks cathedral . Beautiful building filled with Interesting history , statues and artifacts. It is still used for services and was a lovely peaceful place to spend some time .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Beautiful Church. Best to go on the tour which is free as it really gives you the insight into the history of the church. Don't miss it!

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Wonderful building and history, only thing was the Tour guide didn't know that the Duke of Schomberg is buried there, even though he was standing next to his tomb !!

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Greenwood, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I loved every minute we were there visiting! You cannot go to Dublin without visiting this place! So much history and culture!

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Andrewsmith62, Front Office Manager at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your lovely review, it is extremely important to us that our visitors have a great experience in the Cathedral. I will pass this feedback onto our staff who are always happy to hear such things. Andrew Smith More

Dublin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

Admission charge as all money funds upkeep of this magnificent cathedral. One adult is €6. Queuing can lead you to wait outdoors, so bring an umberella as the weather not always sunny in Dublin!! The tour is self guiding inside. Leaflets in most languages available which note places if interest you may wish to see. It's such a large space... More

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West Seneca, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We visited the Cathedral toward the end of the day, after doing a lot of walking. So we may have been too tired to appreciate it. Nonetheless, it is grand and beautiful and I am glad we saw it.

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