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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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Brilliant visit and tour

I highly recommend the cathedral tours. Cathedrals are places of religious practice, great music, living history, and you will find pockets of quirky facts. For instance, The... read more

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I highly recommend the cathedral tours. Cathedrals are places of religious practice, great music, living history, and you will find pockets of quirky facts. For instance, The Christ Church crypt is the oldest structure open to the public in Ireland. Several hit TV series were filmed on sight (see if you can figure them out). The bells of Christ Cathedral... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We traveled in 2012 The outside structure and grounds were beautiful. It cost 25 euro at the time for entrance. I would have loved to have seen the crypt and cathedral

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Bought tickets for this event in Aug/Sept 2016 and nearly forgot about it by the time Christmas rolled around. We arrived early and got a great seat near the front. Performance was divided into two sections. First focused on ancient hymns/carols from the 1400s onwards. Never heard most of them before but the experience was magical especially when combined with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Take the time and spend an hour or more enjoying the beauty and architectural wonders of this cathedral.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really cool loved the silver & gold chalices & catacombs. Self-guided, lot of info to read & uncover very reasonable fee

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a very beautiful cathedral which truly reflects Ireland's heritage. Given that the building is nearly a millennium old, it is quite well-maintained. It is really delightful to behold its exquisite European architecture from various angles. I visited the church during late evening hours and it was beautifully lit up, which accentuated the gorgeous structure even more. I found... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my husband visited Dublin on our honeymoon and Christ Church Cathedral blew us away. Amazing architecture, beautiful stained glass windows, fascinating history, close to the city centre and hop on and off bus stop is close by too. The tour bus told us a small amount of history but once in the Cathedral we were amazed. We paid... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Better than St. Patricks Cathedral. It will not take you more than one hour visit (I think it is overpriced for that)

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Christ church cathedral is a nice church, but if you have limited time I recommend you visit Saint Patricks cathedral. The inside of the Christcurch cathedral is pretty, but quite sober. The windows and the floors are beautiful though! Even though it was nice to see, not sure if it's worth to pay 6,50 euro's to see this cathedral.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Christ Church Cathedral as the closing part of the Dublina Viking and Medieval tour. Very nicely restored cathedral. The arch over the street was very interesting.Wonderful exterior views and architectural detail.

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