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“Beautiful”

Christ Church Cathedral
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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Davis, California
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“Beautiful”
Reviewed January 31, 2013

For a small fee you can enter this lovely church and take as many pictures as you want. You can also go down below to the crypt (no visible bodies, don't worry) and get a drink or snack in the cafe.

Visited January 2013
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Lesley-Anne C, Education Officer at Christ Church Cathedral, responded to this review, February 5, 2013
Hi there, thanks for taking the time to review us. I hope you took some lovely shots - it's such a very special space!
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Dublin
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“Nice place!”
Reviewed January 28, 2013

Visited Dublinia Museum which was cool and Christ Church aswell made my Sunday perfect.It was really impressive to meet history and new things there and a great way to know Dublin!Recommended!

Visited March 2012
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Beautiful church, but not the most interesting tour in Dublin”
Reviewed January 26, 2013

Christ Church Cathedral is an amazing architectural treasure, a beautiful monument to medieval Dublin and Irish history generally. Taking a tour of the catacombs is an interesting experience, although not the best of the tours available in Dublin. It is pretty cold and drafty in the basement of the church, and the tour tends to drag on a bit with recounting of various English lords and Catholic bishops who were buried in the tombs below. It's worth a visit if you go to Dublinia first and then want to take a quick peek around the inside of the cathedral - but the tour is not going to rank highly on your list of things you did in Ireland.

Visited September 2012
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Marshall
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“Incredible!”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

The whole of Christ Church if beautiful, but the floors are a work of art. Knowing that parts of The Tudors had been filmed there added to the interest and seeing the costumes was a treat. This church is breathtaking. Words cannot describe the beauty.

Visited March 2012
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Lesley-Anne C, Education Officer at Christ Church Cathedral, responded to this review, January 24, 2013
Thanks for your great review - sounds like you loved the place as much as we do!
Come back and see us again - maybe join us for a sung service next time, details are on our website.
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New York City, New York
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“Lovely”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

It's a beautiful church on the outside, but because of our walking tour, we weren't able to get a look on the inside. It is situated in a lovely area with lots to do. It's a must see while in Dublin.

Visited January 2013
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