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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
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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I always recommend visiting Dublinia and Christ Church with the combined ticket. At first sight you might not think much of either building but it has such a long history and such... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

I always recommend visiting Dublinia and Christ Church with the combined ticket. At first sight you might not think much of either building but it has such a long history and such a fascinating history you will never be disappointed. The entrance fee is well worth it, especially if you do both using the combined ticket. The only drawback is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Christ Church Cathedral was a lovely and serene place to visit to counter all the bustling about we were doing on our visit to Dublin. I am a bit surprised that people are complaining about the entrance fees. People will drop €20 for the Guinness Storehouse without a peep, but €6 for admission to an ancient building is apparently too... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The cathedral may not be very special to visit, but don't be fooled! Go underground and this place would change your mind. I am personally attracted to historic sites and this cathedral offered me all that.. You can spend an hour or two here and it should be on your agenda when you're in Dublin.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

It's a great experience to see a building that was around hundred of years ago but apart from the building and a couple of other artefacts there is not much more to see. For the price I expected to see much more.

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Long Grove, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

When I was there, it was covered in scaffolding, 12 Euros to gain entrance and only the belfry was accessible. It is a very nice example of its era, on a prime piece of real estate in Dublin center. The docent unfortunately was there only to take offerings and entrance fees.

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St. John's, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Even for the non religious this place is a site to see. The architecture and history are definitely worth a visit. Make sure you go downstairs!

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Nürnberg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This is not one of the largest nor one of the most beautiful churches of the world. it does hold a unique spirit of "the irish" though. A place to visit for prayer or for some minutes of meditation or reflection - away from the bustling and busy streets of the City. We were particularly lucky as we walked in... More 

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Dayton, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

My hotel was across the street from Christ church cathedral. The bells were lovely. I took a tour of the church and the belfry. So much history. Even the crypt at the bottom of the church is worth visiting. You can get a snack from the crypt cafe if you desire.

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Kansas City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

My wife and I visited Christ Church and really enjoyed the experience. We had a very personable guide who related the interesting history of this incredibly beautiful building. The tour included a visit to the bell tower where we were allowed to ring the bells!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Currently under renovation, this cathedral with all its wings is massive. Admission is about €6 and worth it for the guided tour. Recommend.

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