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Christ Church Cathedral

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Address: Cathedral Square, Waterford, Ireland
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Exquisite Georgian church

From first sight of Christ Church's soaring columns and Wedgwood hues, it's easy to see why architectural historian Mark Girouard called this the finest 18th century... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 October 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

From first sight of Christ Church's soaring columns and Wedgwood hues, it's easy to see why architectural historian Mark Girouard called this the finest 18th century ecclesiastical building in Ireland. That's a close-run contest, but this cathedral's proportions are perfect, and the delicately decorated ceiling and reredos are an absolute delight, as much confectionery as architecture. Interestingly, the Roman Catholic... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015

This was a beautiful old church with lots of history. Has a little gift shop with a person who can answer your questions. There is no charge. Well worth the vist.

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Ludington, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

Went to church here last Sunday and it was a very nice service complete with baptism. The entire congregation moved to the baptismal font for the baptism and that was special. The cathedral has been kept up very well, but they are having a fundraiser this week to get the bells ringing again.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015 via mobile

Just paid a short visit to the cathedral but what a lovely way to spend a hour or two. Very helpful staff who were handing out information leaflets in many different languages.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

The setting of the cathedral is rather nice in the historic triangle with paved streets. John Roberts designed the cathedral and it was built 1770-1779 in classical style. It replaced a gothic cathedral on the same site. It was partly destroyed by fire in 1815, and restored soon afterwards. Internally the cathedral is surprising, as it is divided in two... More 

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Wheatley, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

Very old church in the center of town and a must see if you have the time to walk about Waterford. Waterford Crystal chandelier hangs from the vaulted ceiling.

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Waterford, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015

Great to see inside this church, some of the tombs and the organ is amazing. There was also an art display which was beautiful to see. The guide Erica was so nice and very informative.

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enterprise al
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015

This is a beautiful old church with so much history. Right in the center of town easy to get to and worth seeing

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Athens, GA, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2015

This Cathedral is gorgeous and amazing in every way! The organ is beautiful and one of the largest I've seen. There are also coffins and other relics. The stained glass windows and architecture are second to none. A must see!

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2015 via mobile

This cathedral was built by John Roberts in the Georgian Neo-Classical style. It has a prime location in the center of historic Waterford. We visited it after our tour of the Waterford factory, it was a nice short visit, near the factory. It's a wonderful example of this architectural style, the ceiling is amazing. Because it's Anglican and not Catholic... More 

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