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Address: Christchurch Place, Dublin 8, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 1 677 8099
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

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.

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Beautiful Architecture

During our Sandeman's Tour, we visited this beautiful old Cathedral. The architecture is amazing. Unfortunately, we were not able to enter as the Cathedral was closed... read more

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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Penang Island, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

During our Sandeman's Tour, we visited this beautiful old Cathedral. The architecture is amazing. Unfortunately, we were not able to enter as the Cathedral was closed. Hence, we took a lot of photos from the outside.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice experience but does not compare to the churches we visited in France, Peru and other cities. The guide was knowledgeable with a sense of humor.

Thank laurel833
Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is popular with tourists and costs 6 euro per adult not a great amount to see but its a very old cathedral some items dating back to the 18 century.

Thank Teresa C
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Utterly beautiful cathedral with really stunning architecture. I recommend going into the tombs for some extra history (and some more amazing architecture!) The staircase and bridge above the road was incredible.. I believe the words were "It's like hogwarts".

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It was $4 admission, plus $6 for the tour. We'll worth hearing the history, going up into the tower , along the roof (overlooking some of the city), and seeing the belfry, and even getting to ring some bells! Then down to the tombs. I recommend this!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were lucky to have visited on a day when there was a beautiful girls choir performing. We were able to sit and enjoy in a meditative way. As one might expect the pleasant acoustics enhanced the singing. We then descended into the catacombs containing burial sites and historical items.

Thank Byron R
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When in Dublin, this is a must site, the location is easy to reach and worth the effort. The Cathedral actually stretched over the busy road. Make sure you head here for new years as there is a great buzz here.

Thank Bryan A
Thonon-les-Bains, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Nice to see if you like stones, near Temple Bar. But if you want to visit all inside it is 6 euros, what is more expansive for us.

Thank ChrisLeman74
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the oldest building in Dublin and it is the most beautiful cathedral I ever saw. You have to go there. Amazing and peaceful place. Love it

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the oldest building in Dublin. The crypt is huge and is worthy of your time. Most of the displays are rather old, but all are worth the time to visit....don't be tempted to buy a combination ticket for Dublinia!

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