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St Fin Barre's Cathedral, Cork

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web
Visit William Burges' first Victorian work of architecture: St Fin Barre's Cathedral. The famed architect oversaw every detail of the church's construction during his lifetime, and the result is considered the best example of Burges' ecclesiastical work. Go inside to see the ornate interior with gold inlay and green- and rose-colored marble. The effect of the interior is enhanced by a refurbished organ dating back to the cathedral's construction in the 19th century. The church remains active and is supported by a vibrant congregation; consider attending a service or organ concert to round out your visit. Make St Fin Barre's Cathedral a centerpiece of your Cork vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Cork travel itinerary maker.
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  • Even though I had many hopes in Cork, I saw I was disappointed enough (city industrial, little careful, heavy traffic, pollution...). Even so, we come to the Cathedral. Already closed, could only see the outside (very nice, by the way).
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  • Amazing interior. Lovely stained glass windows. Very imposing building. Well worth visiting. Interesting layout. 
  • 愛爾蘭是天主教國家,全國各處都片佈大小不一的教堂;科克是愛爾蘭的第二大城市,當然有不少出名的教堂。聖芬巴爾座堂是哥德復興式建築;精緻的雕塑和美麗的彩色玻璃窗更是教堂必要看。從火車站行到教堂會經過其他教堂:聖三一教堂、聖柏克教堂等等,也可以進內參觀。 
  • Beautiful 19th century cathedral. It's 5 euro to tour, which I was not expecting. The view from outside is still nice. There is an interesting meditation path and cool old graves on site as well.
  • Beautiful. The organ which was recently refurbished is amazing!
  • Church of Ireland Cathedral. Huge wedding cake of a building, which you get glimpses of all round the Town. Nice site by the river, cool and beautiful interior. Lots to see and think about. I'm not keen on an admission charge for a church; what if I wanted to pray - should I pay? The competition in Cork don't charge.
  • It's a beautiful building in a lovely setting. I would give it five stars, but it was closed even though it said online and on signs that it'd be open.
  • Beautiful Cathedral, have to pay to get inside, which is not too expensive (also have student discount) but really not much to see inside.
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