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Saint Patrick's Cathedral

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Address: 21-50 Patrick's Close | Off Clanbrassil St., Dublin 8, Ireland
Phone Number: 0035314539472
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: A magnificent cathedral that houses Jonathan Swift's remains (he wrote...
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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Beautiful Cathedral

Really beautiful, but touristy. I definitely expected that, though. Price was reasonable for a student and I was pleased with my experience.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Beautiful cathedral. Not being a very religious person, it was more about the photos and see the grave of St. Patrick inside. Very interesting place! See if you can find it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This is an interesting church with a long and mixed history. I had a most enjoyable evening visit, and even thought I'd been in the art gallery all day and I might have expected to be flagging it was so interesting that I never thought of my aching feet till I left as it was closing. A fine historic buildng.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This is not your normal European cathedral tour. Take advantage of the free tour guided and hope your guide was as good as ours. The history of Ireland and English rule in a few short hours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Beautiful Cathedral. I was a bit taken aback about the entrance fee but it was minimal and I can see that much work must go into taking care of the cathedral. We did the tour and came back the next day for a prayer service. Enjoyed both.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Really beautiful, but touristy. I definitely expected that, though. Price was reasonable for a student and I was pleased with my experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Built in honour of Ireland’s patron saint, Saint Patrick’s Cathedral stands adjacent to the famous well where tradition has it Saint Patrick baptised converts on his visit to Dublin. I enjoyed visiting the church and the surrounding park.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Amazing church with a gift shop and plenty to see. Depending on the time and day of the week can get very crowded so sometimes the self guided tour did take a long time to get through. Cost 6 euro for entry for an adult.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Gorgeous architecture and overall beautiful building. Costs €6 to enter and an audio self guided tour is available upon request. Watch out for pick pocketers that lurk outside the church!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This building is so historic, you need more than an hour to view everything. The stained-glass windows are so beautiful. The recently renovated Lady Chapel shows what could be if money can be raised to restore the rest of the Cathedral. Jonathon Swift was Dean here. A very poignant, beautiful tree has be constructed for people to write their hope... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Our volunteer Antoinette made this an especially enjoyable visit. A church yes but with a variety of things to see and learn about that aren't necessarily religious based. Our guide did a wonderful job of sharing her love of the place with stories about the many characters and artifacts throughout the church.

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