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“Christopher Columbus prayed here”

St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church
Ranked #9 of 140 things to do in Galway
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The largest medieval church in Ireland is surrounded by narrow, winding streets and a bustling marketplace.
Reviewed 30 May 2014

Legend has it that Christopher Columbus prayed here in 1477. Gorgeous interior, beautifully carved pews, ancient stone carved memorials to various family members, and a must see religious site in Galway.

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Reviewed 29 May 2014

Enjoyed the calm, cool atmosphere, its celebration of surviving through the centuries especially overcoming the brutal damage done by Cromwell's forces. The church includes chapels that celebrate other faiths (Russian Orthodox - Eastern Europe) - a subtle but real and honest recognition of other ethnic interests sharing the same love of peace and joy.

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Magnificent building which was full of atmosphere and history. It really made the Wedding very special.

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Reviewed 25 May 2014

Great take in. Breathtaking ceilings. All the history was very interesting and the architecture was excellent.

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Reviewed 21 April 2014

Was not able to go in, but the architecture of this great church is worth visiting. Also the wall next to the church is amazing. If walking around Galway make it a point to at least walk by and get some photos.

Thank Tommy1814
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