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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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Beautiful Old Cathedral

This is a spectacular beautiful cathedral in downtown Dublin. You are able to self tour, or there are a couple guided tours daily. Also able to go below the church and see some... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 NEW

This is a spectacular beautiful cathedral in downtown Dublin. You are able to self tour, or there are a couple guided tours daily. Also able to go below the church and see some displays.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Centrally located it seems to be oozing history the moment you walk in. Different from St Patrick's, it seems to be more steeped in old world charm. Very similar to the Christ Church Cathedral in Montreal, QC, Canada.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

They had a fair the weeken we were there. It was nice to view and purchase local wares but the real deal here is the scheduled tours. Very informational and if you are up to the climb of stairs up to the bells, they allow you to ring them. Great experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

It was beautiful inside and out. We didn't go up the bell tower, but spent quite awhile walking inside the church and down into the basement. Very old, with wonderful stain glass windows and quite a bit of history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Even if you'd find yourself balking at the idea of going to church, this attraction has quite a bit to offer for everyone. The interior of Christ Cathedral Church is ornate and beautiful. Intricate carvings of Gothic angels, massive pipe organs and stunning depictions of Biblical stories in stained glass are just a few things to see in the Cathedral.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Beautiful Cathedral, though very busy. So, for that reason, I really enjoyed some other less-touristy ones on our journey in smaller towns.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Christchurch is not a big Cathedral but what it does not have in size it makes up for in character, age and interest. It is also located at the western end of Temple Bar and nearby is Dublin Castle, The Guinness Brewey, St Patricks Cathedral , The Four Courts and a lot of other locations you should visit in Dublin.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The icon exhibition in the south transept is worth the small entrance fee (various discounts available). Very apt setting and the sheer artistry of each tiny painting is exquisite. The statement by each artist is very moving, as they describe their rationale for deciding to paint such items and what icons mean in a more general way.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

There is a modest entrance fee which we didn't mind paying. We chose to take the guided tour which included climbing up to the belfry and ringing the bells! That was a real treat and everyone on the tour enjoyed it. There is an additional fee for the guided tour, however, our guide was very knowledgeable about both the history... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

While walking around Dublin as tourists, we happened upon Christ Church, a very old cathedral. Admission was a few Euro, so we went in, just missing the first act of a visiting chorus and orchestra from Boise, Idaho. The cathedral has been there for over 1000 years, back to the 11th century. Most interesting was the crypt, with statues and... More 

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Address: Christchurch Place, Dublin 8, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 1 677 8099
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin

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