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Address: Christchurch Place, Dublin 8, Ireland
Phone Number: 00353 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.
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Very economic way to visit both the cathedral and Dublinia exhibition.In the cathedrsl you get to see many works of art.Dublinia is a full scale exhibition of the viking and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

In the grand scheme of things, both cathedrals in Dublin are modest and a bit disappointing in comparison to others in capital cities we have visited. Also, having paid to enter we weren't knocked out by what we saw. Volunteer guides were friendly and we spent fifteen minutes exploring the crypt which is definitely impressive. In all honesty though, if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Very economic way to visit both the cathedral and Dublinia exhibition.In the cathedrsl you get to see many works of art.Dublinia is a full scale exhibition of the viking and medieval way of living.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

The tour is worth it - so much history - so fun - and you get to ring the bells! We would do it again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Really interesting place loads of history and the crypt are all worth a visit, toilets were poorly sign posted so don't let yourself get desperate!!

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Kitchener, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Interesting church and history and we were glad we took the time to visit. Gift shop downstairs as mentioned. This was our 3rd trip to Dublin and glad we finally made it here.

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Rossland, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We got the souvenir audio tour and book and it was very much worth it. We unfortunately missed the guided tour but the audio gave a lot of info and enriched the experience quite a bit. We were disappointed that the relic mentioned on their site (the heart) was stolen a few years ago but still a great place to... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Definitely worth popping in and taking a look at the cathedral on the inside, while the tour was pretty impressive as well.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

When I travel I make it a point to visit churches and cathedrals. I like to learn about their history and their architecture. This cathedral did not disappoint. It is truly beautiful! As you walk the streets of Dublin stop by and admire it. It looks almost like a small castle. My wife and I really enjoyed visiting this sacred... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We came too late for the tour but fortunately the cathedral provides with leaflets in many languages so we could walk around and read about each and every part. Additionally, there is a cafe under and toilets.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Dara, the tour guide gives an excellent tour famously guiding the visitor through 1000+ years of Irish and Christ Church history, including a visit to the bell tower with bell ringing included all in about an hour. Another example of true Irish pride.

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