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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

One of the most beautiful places i have ever seen. The details in the stone and the wood work inside is absolutely amazing!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Beautiful Cathedral.its a must if you are religious or just can appreciate great art/architecture!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Christ Church has a fascinating history which is probably best experienced with a tour guide which is an extra €4 to the €6 entry fee. I also received a tour guide booklet full of information about the church. There are some older parts of the church in the Romanesque style and newer parts in the gothic style, an old organ... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

It's a lovely church. Very pretty inside and out. I wouldn't recommend it. There was nothing to me that distinguished it from other churches. I didn't do the tour because it's not on often and I would have had to wait too long for it to start.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Not as ornate as St. Patrick's down the way, but still a beautiful old church. Filled with the weighty feeling of history that I love. Spent an excellent half hour here, and came back the next day to enjoy the grounds and meet a friend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

A very special place in Ireland's history. Also a beautiful spot. Take your time and soak it in. You won't be disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Beautiful church, especially liked the crypts in the basement very neat! The bathrooms were dirty and did need some attention.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

It is a historic and very nice place to visit, I liked the simple style of the Irish churches which you can observe here. Take the time to discover it in detail, check the exhibition, and... well, if you're there, read the story of the cat and the rat, but really, the church itself is interesting too.

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