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Saint Patrick's Cathedral

Address: 21-50 Patrick's Close | Off Clanbrassil St., Dublin 8, Ireland
Phone Number: 0035314539472
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Ranked #64 of 603 things to do in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious sites, Architectural buildings, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: Yes
Owner description: A magnificent cathedral that houses Jonathan Swift's remains (he...
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Type: Religious sites, Architectural buildings, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 10:30 am
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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.
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Prague
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

This is an excellent literary pilgrimage for the lover of Jonathan Swift. In itself it is very beautiful and worth the visit but its real attraction will be for those who want to see where Swift imprinted his life work. It is informative and a marvellous old and historic church.

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We do love to visit old and historic churches. This one did not disappoint - had lots of interesting points of historical reference and has a quiet beauty. Had windows of stained glass and the arched ceiling typical of the time period. Worth an hour or two of your time.

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Cork, Ireland
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I think I have never seen such beautiful tiles in a cathedral before. I couldn't stop taking photos of them they were so beautiful. I liked this cathedral so much! We got there early on a Saturday morning and really enjoyed the peace and quiet in there (9.30 am just as they opened). They had an exhibition about WW I... More 

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East Greenwich, Rhode Island
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

One of the most beautiful church's we have ever visited, and we have seen many! If you only want to see one church in Dublin, it should be this one, just fascinating and the architecture is amazing. Add magnificent grounds, even in the middle of winter and this is worth your time!!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I'm in to old architecture and especially churches/cathedrals. This was quite a beautiful one and I've seen very many; so I was happy to have paid to go in and see it. This is a "working" cathedral with services going on at certain times so I am not sure how they handle tourist when there is Mass going on. If... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The men were very knowledgeable about the church and they were understanding of my ignorance of Irish heritage. When the man asked me for money to enter I wanted to ask for the donation back that I just placed in the box. I understand there is a large amount of upkeep and it's expensive but to pay to enter a... More 

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Munford, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Beautiful architecture and fascinating history are tied together wonderfully by friendly, knowledgeable tour guides. Right in the middle of town, on all the tours and within easy walking distance to many other attractions, there is no excuse not to see St. Patrick's while in Dublin!

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Oviedo, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

While visiting Dublin, you have to find the time to visit St. Patrick's Cathedral. The architecture is simply amazing. The views inside, outside and around the entire complex are stunning. You won't be disappointed! If you have a Dublin pass, you can avoid paying the 6 Euro admission fee. Either way, it's worth the time and expense to visit. You'll... More 

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Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Though we didnt go inside we enjoyed looking at the building and way it was built as it is lovely to look at. The grounds are also nice to walk through. Worth the visit on your trip past

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The grounds around this beautiful cathedral are as breath taking as the inside is. Definitely worth a visit.

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