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Christ Church Cathedral

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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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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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Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We had an excellent guide who really knows this Cathedral. He made this tour very interesting. We were able to visit the whole place and learnt a lot. We saw beautiful architecture and some magnificent artefacts. Definitely well worth the price.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This is a beautiful cathedral. I signed up for one of their guided tours and it was fantastic. The guide explained the history of the church, walked us through different sections and highlighted different aspects, then he walked us out to the roofline where we got a birds eye view of the city and could see the flying buttresses from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Dublin has lots of beautiful cathedrals. This one looks particular great from the outside. Don't know about inside.

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