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Address: Christchurch Place, Dublin 8, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 1 677 8099
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Christ Church Cathedral is one of Dublin's oldest buildings, a leading...
Christ Church Cathedral is one of Dublin's oldest buildings, a leading visitor attraction and a place of pilgrimage for almost 1,000 years. Famous for its breathtaking beauty, magnificent architectural features and wonderful floor tiles, Christ Church is also popular as a venue and is host to many high profile concerts throughout the year. It is home to the tomb of Strongbow, leader of the Normans, who captured Dublin in 1170. The Medieval Crypt, one of the largest in Britain and Ireland, extends under the entire Cathedral and contains The Mummified cat and rat, trapped in the organ in the 1860s. Guided tours, including the belfry, available up to five times a day Monday to Saturday.
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So many interesting details

I've seen a lot of cathedrals, but enjoyed Christ Church for it's unique details...the lovely floor tiles, the passageway, the crypt ....check out the washroom there :)

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Whitchurch-Stouffville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I've seen a lot of cathedrals, but enjoyed Christ Church for it's unique details...the lovely floor tiles, the passageway, the crypt ....check out the washroom there :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A great historical journey that chronicles the changes in the church so as to remind us of the temporary nature of mans monuments. The flooring is especially interesting and is from the Victorian era. Skip the guided crypt tour but do explore it on your ow.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I have always wanted to visit here and took the time on our latest trip to Dublin. We came over the connecting bridge from the 'Dublinia' Viking tour in the building across the street. It's a beautiful Cathedral worth a visit - take the tour as we did and it's worth the extra 4 or 5 euro! We did it... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Christ Church Cathedral takes awhile to take in. Walking around the outside take note of the Romanesque doorway and check out the little sculpture of a man on a horse which you don't see very often. With homeless being so prominent in Dublin the is a very moving sculpture of a man sleeping on a park bench. The man is... More 

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Somerville, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Take the guide tour for a few extra euros and get a detailed booklet and an explanation with a bit of Irish humour thrown in for free. Tour includes crypts, and a fair bit of history both of the church, organs, reconstruction , floor tile work which is amazing, the leaning wall, and the use of the church for a... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

It is a very nice Cathedral with a lot of beautiful stained glass, architecture and interesting tiles. Not to forget the crypt that has the famous cat and the rat mummified from the 1860s. The good thing about Christ Church is that it is not as crowded as Saint Patrick's. The price is only 6 Euro for an adult and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Beautiful church. This was our 1st stop in Dublin and well worth the time. A good way to begin our trip.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Most folks look up when visiting Europe's great cathedrals, but I found myself fascinated by the ornate floor tiles. Do check out the mummified cat and rat!

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

What can I say about Christchurch Cathedral - simply awesome! Just approaching this majestic place is awesome and inside is no disappointment either. If you can manage to get entry to Handel's Messiah around the Christmas holidays, you will be blown away with the acoustics and the old world atmosphere - but make sure you book early in the year... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

A very beautiful cathedral full of history. When we were visiting there was a piano and cello recital. Outstanding! The cathedral is one of Dublin's top attractions and is well worth a visit.

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