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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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Another Cathedral, sure, but this drops with history and is well worth a visit. The chap at the entry was very friendly and advised on the best way to see the inside. The crypt is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Another Cathedral, sure, but this drops with history and is well worth a visit. The chap at the entry was very friendly and advised on the best way to see the inside. The crypt is a special place and worth the entry fee of €6.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

It's unfortunate that much of the tower is currently shrouded in scaffolding, but it's good to see the maintenance going on. It's €4.50 for a senior ticket and with that you get a small black and white brochure. I was pleased that it is very informative about what you are seeing as you walk around the church. It still astounds... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Good historical place, nice materials for tourists, reAlly friendly people. Also we found amazing their small gift shop in a crypt!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Very interesting ... must visit if you have time to take in some of Dublin's history. It's the older of the two cathedrals and exists since the 11th century.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

What a beautiful chuch. It was under some restoration on the outside when we were there, but it barely detracted from the beauty. If you take a tour of the inside, don't miss the stairs down to the crypts. There are some really need displays down there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were dropped off in front of this church by a bus we rode into Dublin on. We were amazed at the architecture of this church and the walkway over the street.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This church has so many little alcoves with beautiful architecture at each turn. The crypts in the basement were not scary as I had expected. My husband had been in some crypts in Vienna and had me scared about bones and mummies, that was not the case here. The crypt was more like a museum with different items on display.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

One of our favorite places we visited in Dublin. We took the guided tour and it was worth every penny. Loved it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The cathedral is extremely beautiful and I love the mumified cat and rat! :) Enjoy it from the outside or pay a few euros to og inside and see the beautifully decorated walls and ceilings. The cathedral is built on an old Viking-site and there are signs of it behind the cathedral. Take a look if you have time! :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The architecture of the building, the pride in craftsmanship and the beautiful details, as well as the preservation, had me nearly in tears. Quite beautiful!

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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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