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Christ Church Cathedral

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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

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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Over a thousand years old, it was founded by the Viking king of Dubh Linn. It has been a catholic cathedral but now sits under the faith denomination of the Church of Ireland. It... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Over a thousand years old, it was founded by the Viking king of Dubh Linn. It has been a catholic cathedral but now sits under the faith denomination of the Church of Ireland. It has the largest crypt in Britain or Ireland and that part is a must see. Christ Church's own copy of the Magna Carta celebrating 800 years... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Christ Church looks great from the outside, and is worth a visit. 6 Euros entrance fee per person, also providing access to the crypts, which were maybe the most interesting part, including a cat an rat that were found in an organ pipe. Not a must-see, but worth a visit if time permits.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

MY husband and I were in Dublin for our last two nights on our Ireland vacation. Christ Church Cathedral is adjacent to Dublinia Museum; you can purchase a combined ticket to both attractions at the museum. The cathedral is beautiful, great stationed glass!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We did a self guided tour and enjoyed it very much. Don't miss the basement, there is a lot more to see down there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was the first time my young boys had ever been in a European cathedral, with all it's medieval/renaissance glory. Christ's Church cathedral is an amazing cathedral experience, topping some of what I've experienced in Italy. I liked that they had a non-religious candle to pay for and light for peace in the world. I enjoyed seeing all my boys... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Interesting building and architecture, learnt more than I ever expected. Gave me a much better understanding on how magna carta has evolved.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This church is the elder of the capital city's two medieval cathedrals - the other being St. Patrick's Cathedral. Arriving at the church, its architecture is beautiful and you can spend time just admiring this building from the outside. While outside, look for the memorial to the homeless then inspect it closely! When inside, the stain-glass windows are so nice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stopped at Christ Church after St.Patrick Cathedral.I was disappointing by St.Patrick's Cathedral.Guess I was expecting West Minster Abbey. But I was impressed by Christ Church.I loved the crypts.I loved everything about this church.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Enjoyable. Take the tour. You'll learn a lot about the site. The guide pointed out things we wouldn't have seen even though they were right in front of us. Nice little gift shop in the crypt.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful and spiritual place. Walked into to pray. Entrance fee to a church is a little appalling but was very moved.

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