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

Guided tours, including the belfry, available up to five times a day Monday to Saturday.

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Stunning cathedral!

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... read more

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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 2 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 3 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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.

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Thonon-les-Bains, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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 6 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There were tents of food & hand-made merchandise set up on the grounds. I went inside but didn't take the tour. I walked around by myself.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was amazing. Attended the quick prayer session they had at 12. This place is something from a dream. Wonderful!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see!!! This church is gorgeous. The crypt is amazing. The day we went they had an little festival outside the church grounds with food, beverage, and trinket vendors. It was a nice addition to our tour.

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