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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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Fascinating history, great guide.

We opted for the combination tour including the crypt, cathedral, and the bell tower. Our guide, Daire Daly, was knowledgeable and entertaining. He made the visit much more... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We opted for the combination tour including the crypt, cathedral, and the bell tower. Our guide, Daire Daly, was knowledgeable and entertaining. He made the visit much more interesting than it would have been if we had merely done the self-guided tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A beautifully preserved church with the surprise of the gorgeous artifacts in the crypt. Including a copy of the Magna Carta from 1260!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you like churches in general you should not miss this one. It was not very crowded and you could get a lot of information. Although it was my first time paying to enter a church I really enjoyed my visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Worth seeing. We enjoyed the stained glass windows and specially the underground catacombs, where the former leaders of the church are berried.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Did enjoy walking through this church. Very old and so much history here. Took lots of pictures. Outside of the church is amazing to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We just walked past this cathedral but it is located in a great area so is part of a great walking tour of Dublin.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's situated next to Dublinia. It's a very nice Cathedral surely worth a visit! If you are around there or if your visit Dublinia, then you should surely go to see Christ Church Cathedral!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The architecture is interesting but the entry fee for the interior is 6 Euros and I am not sure it's worth it. There is really nothing unique about this cathedral than other ones in Europe.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Well worth a visit to this amazing cathedral and museum. Rich in history and a wonderful collection of artifacts

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Gorgeous Cathedral with its origins dating back to 1028... Both exterior and interior are rather austere, but imposing nonetheless. Beautiful nave and stained glass windows... But the most interesting part is the Cathedral Crypt built in 1172-1173, one of the largest cathedral crypts in Britain and Ireland. You can see the Treasury, the famous "mummified cat and the rat" as... More 

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