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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
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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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Unusual Gothic design.

While this church is smaller than St. Patrick's its significance is nonetheless important to the history of Dublin. The floors were magnificent and the carvings around the altar... read more

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

While this church is smaller than St. Patrick's its significance is nonetheless important to the history of Dublin. The floors were magnificent and the carvings around the altar were fascinating. Definitely worth visiting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nipped into CCC as I was free for a couple of hours. Well worth a visit if you can. Some great stained glass windows. For me the crypt was the most interesting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great place to sit and take in the architecture after a long day. I was not impressed after I had seen St. Mary's in Dublin and Salisbury Cathedral in Salisbury England. Take the tour if it is still offered.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A lovely Europeans cathedral with lots of detailed displays, concerts and tours. A bit pricey, not Greta for small kids

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I traveled here with my husband...we were amazed at how old this church is (about 900 years old) and all the history surrounding it. You can combine this visit with a nearby restaurant and shopping if you want. The church is near all the major attractions in Dublin.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed the peace and calm of Christchurch Cathedral after the dreadful noise and commercialism we encountered in St.Patrick's Cathedral. Immediately we entered there were members of the clergy ( didn't see one in the other cathedral) on hand inviting us to attend the short morning service . This set the atmosphere for our visit. One of the clergy spent... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Didn't go inside. The outside was nice, had a few statues outside. Nice architectural building. Worth a stop by.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Though most of the structure was built in the 19th century, there are some old parts and the history alone make it a worthwhile visit. In addition, after hearing so much about Strongbow, it was impressive to see his place of burial.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We started our holiday in Dublin and by chance discovered the bell tower tour. The cathedral, crypt and Bell tower are so linked to the history of Dublin. We were able to do the tour of the bell tower and our guides were wonderful ! I think that it was the best 4 euros and could charge more !! We... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent for history, architecture and cathedral buffs. An amazing 11th century cathedral with flying buttresses. Downstairs, the basement I suppose, is almost as cool as the church proper and has some interesting displays. Worth the 6 Euros.

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