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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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Take the tour of this spectacular cathedral, Make sure to go to the museum underground as well. Do this one slowly, there is much to take in, history and architecture.

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

Take the tour of this spectacular cathedral, Make sure to go to the museum underground as well. Do this one slowly, there is much to take in, history and architecture.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

This, like so many churches in Europe, is a mixture of styles..gothic, romanesque, victorian. The delight of our visit here was a paid tour by one of the docents. It was informative, funny and fun. You get the interesting history of the cathedral and the amusing stories of cats and rats and TV series filmed here. You also get a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Interesting historical building. The crypt in the basement is unique, and a bit creepy. Worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Gorgeous cathedral with a lot of history. Its the most ancient one and it's beautiful inside, it also has a small museum and a coffee downstairs and a cool mumified cat and mouse. If you can also join one of the multiple services and activities they have there it's amazing.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

ok, if you are into churches go ahead... and if you are visiting the nearby attractions (st patricks cathedral or dublinia) ok go ahead.. but it doesnt deserve a trip for itself, since its just a Gothic church like many other in europe.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

we loved the historic cathedral, well worth a visit, a lot of history under the church, well worth a visit. highly recommend. and for genuine fish 'n chips nearby, check out Leo Burdock's

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

it's a little bit different to others so it's worth a visit. The architecture is beautiful and you can easily spend some time just watching it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We always visit a church wherever we travel and this one gave us a special treat. There was a group of singers performing and we heard some lovely voices in a magnificent setting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This was by far my favorite site in Dublin. We stayed much longer than I had expected to, as there was so much to see and discover and the atmosphere was so incredible!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

Really beautifull church! And i found it really funny seeing the monsignor standing in the corner of the chuch smoking hihihi :p

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