Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin

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One of Dublin's oldest buildings, Christ Church Cathedral sits in the medieval heart of the city. A thousand years old, this imposing cathedral is both a place of pilgrimage and a major architectural landmark, noted for its flying buttresses and stained glass windows. The cathedral's southern aisle features a monument to Richard de Claire, known to history as the Anglo-Norman "Strongbow" who invaded Ireland in 1170. Below the cathedral lies an ancient arched crypt, reputed to be the largest in the country. A guided tour can show you the crypt's curious features, which include a display of a mummified cat chasing a mummified rat trapped inside an organ pipe in the 19th century that's now affectionately called "Tom and Jerry." To visit Christ Church Cathedral and other attractions in Dublin, use our Dublin travel route planner.
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  • Had a little difficulty in getting here with public transport. We did end up enjoying the church. Very interesting and beautiful.  more »
  • We had the pleasure of the view of this cathedral from the Jurys Inn hotel opposite. But we also took a visit and listened to the beautiful choir in an afternoon service in Sunday at 3.30pm. We were....  more »
  • I have visited here several times and always a sense of AWE.Founded c.1030 Christ Church Cathedral is located in the former heart of medieval Dublin and is officially claimed as the seat of both the.....  more »
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  • informative and interesting to learn some rare and unique things about this church . more than a church a.place of past historic influence. so if you enjoy history,architecture or the religious side of things this is one of those. congratulations on a great tour to the guide
  • A truly breathtaking experience. You have to go and really read up while you're there to realize how amazing this place really is. Worth the price. Spend a lot of time in the crypt and try to carve out about an hour of your day. The mummified cat and rat are a fascinating little bonus.
  • Me and the family enjoyed this church. I recomend taking the tour with the guide. You will be brought up to the bell tower and will actually ring the church bells! There is no way any church in the states let you do something like this. Take a picture! The tour guide has a great sense of humor.
  • Visiting Christ Church was one of the best experiences we had in Dublin. I would definitely recommend visiting the Cathedral and doing the guided tour. The tour was personalized, fun, engaging, and we learned a lot about the amazing history related to Christ Church. If you do the guided tour you also get to ring the bells as part of the tour. Great experience and definitely worth the money.
  • Outstanding cathedral, well worth a look. Spent hours in there. Really breathtaking . The cathedral is so amazing. Very special place. Recommend to anyone travelling to Ireland. X
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