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“A gem” 5 of 5 stars
Review of St. Peter and Paul's Church

St. Peter and Paul's Church
Paul St., Cork, Ireland (Centre)
353-21-427-6573
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Ranked #14 of 69 Attractions in Cork
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Cork
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“A gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

Don't miss this beautiful church is your ever in Cork City. The attention to detail in the architecture is exquisite. I'm not a catholic but there's a very spiritual feeling in this church. I went to observe the 1230 mass and it was a wonderful experience - the best way to appreciate a church of this magnificence.

Visited February 2013
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“Pretty little church, but don't go out of your way to see it”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

This is not a "Destination Church" like some more famous churches and cathedrals, you probably aren't going to go to Cork just to see St Peter and Paul's, however, it is just steps of St. Patricks Street, the major shopping street in Cork, where you will almost certainly end up during any visit here, and it is well worth those few steps. There is no entrance fee and it seemed that most of the dozen or so people that walked in and out while I was there were actually there to pray or light a candle, there really weren't too many other tourists, which I actually really appreciate. Nice to see a church not over run by tour groups.

Visited May 2013
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briami
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“A Beautiful, Gothic Church in Cork”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013 via mobile

I have visited Ss. Peter and Paul Church in Cork several times on holiday. It is a beautiful parish church with a vibrant community focused. During Christmas they have an elaborate nativity scene. The architect, Pugin, did an amazing job of blending the gothic style of architecture with the warm ambiance of a parish. The parish celebrates both the Ordinary Form and the Extraordinary Form Masses. It is worth a stop while you are meandering through Patrick Street.

Visited April 2013
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“Magnificient”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

A beautiful living Catholic church in Cork City. Designed by Pugin and with wonderful stained glass windows, which allow the light in on the very dark almost black furniture. Interesting plaques on the walls as well commemorating various historic events and deaths

Visited August 2012
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“History”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012

Churches were hidden away in side streets during occupation.

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