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“Lovely quiet church in the middle of Belfast bustle.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of St. Malachy's Church

St. Malachy's Church
24 Alfred Street, Belfast BT2 8EN, Northern Ireland
44-28-9032-1713
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Ranked #10 of 258 things to do in Belfast
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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“Lovely quiet church in the middle of Belfast bustle.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

The layout of this church is unusual among European churches I've been to, being transverse; the effect is startling, giving an immediacy to the altar from the pews that is not seen in larger churches. The vaulted 'cake topping' ceiling is a site to behold, and the light in the afternoon, particularly in the winter, is almost spectral.

A quiet retreat for the spiritually-minded.

Visited December 2012
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“Perfect peace in a busy city”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

A beautiful church with a fascinating history.Very easy to find with well kept grounds. We were there on a Sunday between masses and met some of the congregration who were very happy to tell us about The special visit they had from Prince Charles.

Visited November 2012
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“An excellent restoration of a fine church”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

This is a splendid church and well restored and maintained. The restoration architects have done a fine job having upgraded and also maintained the dignity of the church.

Visited November 2012
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“Good for a quick look”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

Interesting church, odd design but beautifully restored and well worth a quick visit. We went on a wet afternoon and had it to ourselves.

Visited November 2012
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“Pretty Church”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

We took several photo's of this very pretty church whgen passing but didnt have time tyo go inside. Defiunately on iour to do list next time we visit.

Visited October 2012
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