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Saint Patrick's Cathedral

21-50 Patrick's Close | Off Clanbrassil St., Dublin 8, Ireland
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As featured in 3 days in Dublin
Ranked #47 of 264 attractions in Dublin
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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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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

We were wandering about rather aimlessly, not sure what we were actually looking at, when an announcement came on the PA system saying there was a tour about to start, so we went and joined it. SO GLAD WE DID, the guide was great and told us so many interesting things about the Cathedral and it's history. Definitely recommend joining... More

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southeast
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Excellent guided tour. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and personable. The entire church and grounds were extremely impressive and well worth the time.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We had a good look around. We didn't find it as interesting as some of the other church's / cathedrals but it's defiantly worth a visit. The children aged 11 and 6 did get bored when looking around. There is a nice park outside where we sat in the sun with an ice cream.

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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

A lovely little cathedral, much smaller than I expected, and a must-see for anyone in Dublin given the significance of St Patrick. You must see the plaques on the wall in the park outside the cathedral; they are dedicated to the most famous of Dublin's literary figures and a great tribute to its heritage. Wish I could have seen into... More

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Baumholder, Germany
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Beautiful! But I have never seen a gift shop IN the main church. A side room, yes. A cart outside, yes. Inside 5 feet from what is thought to have been a marker for a holy well, NO! I also thought the admission price was a little steep. 18€ for a family of 4. In the 11 countries and countless... More

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Orlando, Florida
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Spent a couple hours listening to guided tours. Amazing structures - a must see if you are visiting Dublin. Loved the history and the stories about Swift. Would love to attend a service there. Magnificent.

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Lombard, Illinois
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

The cathedral isn't always open for visitors, so check the times that it's opened before you head over there (or be prepared to wait until services are over). There's a small entrance fee (maybe 5 euro), but it's worth it. They have a small gift shop and audio tours if you like that sort of thing. We just walked around... More

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Cape Coral, Florida
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43 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

A beautiful fifth century building and grounds. I was lucky to arrive when there was a choir concert about to begin. The tile work on the floor alone is worth a visit. The grounds are charming and pleasant.

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New York City, New York
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42 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Why would you miss a gem of a church with such an important piece of Irish history. Wish I could have taken more photos to remember how striking it was.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This cathedral was built in the 1200's and is well worth a visit. If you are looking for a few peaceful, contemplative moments, this is a good take. There will be many tourists, of course. The nave, the mosaic floors, all of it are spectacular architecture.

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