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“Lovely quiet church in the middle of Belfast bustle.”

St. Malachy's Church
Ranked #27 of 225 things to do in Belfast
Certificate of Excellence
New York City, New York
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49 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Lovely quiet church in the middle of Belfast bustle.”
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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70 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Perfect peace in a busy city”
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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379 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 649 helpful votes
“An excellent restoration of a fine church”
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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83 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Good for a quick look”
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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UK
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Pretty Church”
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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