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“beautiful” 5 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 #14 of 197 things to do in Belfast
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Adelaide, Australia
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

this church is beautiful. The decor is apparently textbook *something*, but I am not sure what, all I know is that it is pretty, and light, with candles, statues of saints, and roof covered in white decorations that are like preaks of egg white.

Visited December 2012
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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“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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n.ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“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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Dublin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 510 helpful votes
“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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Reading UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“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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