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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 #55 of 279 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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Providence, Rhode Island
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78 reviews 78 reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 NEW

This is the only church where in 20+ years of travel where there is an entrance fee to view the inside of a building that does not have any significant historical items inside them. Churches in Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, England, Canada and even NYC have NEVER NEVER churched an entrance fee. While the church may have a need to maintain... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW via mobile

The Cathedral is very picturesque and allows photography unlike many other Cathedrals throughout Europe. It cost €5.50 to enter, with all proceeds going towards the church upkeep. There is a lovely park attached to the side of the church and is a short walk from the Christ Church Cathedral. Guided tours are available for an extra €2.00

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Ottawa
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Seeing the Door of Reconciliation and other monuments associated with my ancestors. My limited time to visit.

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Sudbury, Canada
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34 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

After a bit of a walk from the bus stop, we found the cathedral. It was very pretty inside and unlike most other cathedrals we have visited all over the world, in this one photos are welcome. A beautiful park is also attached.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Loved the architecture and history. It was a stunning church and must not be missed. Small gift shop with some interesting items along with the usual touristy stuff.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I found this to be an awe-inspiring church but it also had a special exhibition dedicated to the war victims and some other historical attributes. We did not have as much time to see every item as I would have liked but I did manage one walk around. They have a gift shop inside the church that they open during... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

There was so much to see inside it was almost overwhelming. But I love architecture and old churches so this place was a delight. If you are also into details like that, look down at the floors and the designs and colors. It is STUNNING. There was a free tour and a guide and it only took a few minutes.... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Its a beautiful cathedral but not much more than other old cathedrals of Europe. I did not think the 5euros entry fee was worth it though. I don't' remember being charged for entry to the much grander Cathedrals of Europe. I agree with the other reviewer here on TA regarding the gift shop located inside the church which made it... More

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Waterloo, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

An impressive church with a wonderful park right beside it. An interesting side display of military flags.

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Cleveland, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This is a must do in Dublin! The church is absolutely beautiful. I could not take enough pictures. Every corner seemed to have something unique and gorgeous. There's a lot of history here. This is well worth the time to stop!

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