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“Pretty little church, but don't go out of your way to see it” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of St. Peter and Paul's Church

St. Peter and Paul's Church
Ranked #12 of 144 things to do in Cork
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“Pretty little church, but don't go out of your way to see it”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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“A Beautiful, Gothic Church in Cork”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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republic
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“Magnificient”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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London
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“History”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2012

Churches were hidden away in side streets during occupation.

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“Beautiful Church, a little Cathedral”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2011

A real masterpiece of architecture and style, love attending services here.

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