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Saint Patrick's Cathedral

21-50 Patrick's Close | Off Clanbrassil St., Dublin 8, Ireland
0035314539472
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Ranked #59 of 285 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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Wallingford, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

St. Patrick’s is an attractive cathedral, but there are many others in Europe. What made this visit better than others was the guided tour we attended. Our guide seemed uncomfortable, but even so, she provided important information that would have been missed if we had simply entered and looked around on our own. I came away understanding the turmoil that... More

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Poznan, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

St Patrick's Cathedral is a true must-see in Dublin. It's very nice and not as crowded as one could imagine.

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

We had a short tour from a docent that was very informative. This is the church that the Guinness family has attended for generations. There is an evensong service many evenings at 6.00P with a wonderful boys choir that we enjoyed.

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Thornbury
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Having visted Christ Church cathedral I was ready for a ho-hum visit to another church. How wrong could I be. This place is beautiful with a whole different "feel" than Christ Church. The memorials to the Irish War dead are very moving and quite interesting. Beautiful alter and stained glass as well. A very nice park and garden sits next... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The cathedral is amazing. The admission fee is pretty low in comparison to other museums etc. It is not far away from other sightseeing places and with the Hop on hop off tour you can reach it easily. You can learn a lot about the cathedral when you walk around.

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Tallong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This is the national cathedral and is probably best known for its 18th century dean, the satirical writer Jonathan Swift. There's a fine bust of him in the cathedral. It is closely associated with St Patrick because he is said to have baptised converts at a well on the spot. There is a lot to see in the different aisles... More

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Saint Charles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This is a most beautiful and important stop when in Dublin. Not only for histical reasons but for the music there.

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I spent a long time here on my last visit to Dublin 2006 but failed to review here. It is inspirational and historical but take your time to see it. Touristy but you can just take your time.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The term "stately" has been used to describe St. Patrick's, and that term is an accurate descriptor. The place is huge. It would take several hours to explore it all. The stained glass windows were particularly compelling. I was a bit surprised to see a gift shop inside the sanctuary, which seemed slightly out of place. Other than that small... More

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La Quinta, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Beautiful architecture. The stained glass is some of the most beautiful I've ever seen. Great for the history buff.

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