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Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin
(4.3/5 based on 2,400+ reviews on the web)
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 get the most from your holiday in Dublin, create itinerary details personal to you using our Dublin tour planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • The entry might be free during services but we had to pay to visit. The cathedral is slightly plain inside, the crypt underneath was great with some interesting exhibitions. There was a mummified cat ...  more »
  • It was a beautiful cathedral with a wonderful museum attached. Interesting to be able to enter the tombs, and this was a great experience all-around. 
  • Lovely cathedral. There is a small entrance fee. Attended morning prayers which was very nice. Was interested in the catacombs but I had problems with the air down there and ended up not feeling well ...  more »
Google
  • The architecture was really neat, but they wanted €12 to visit the inside. That brought the ranking from a solid 4 to a 3
  • This is a cool little stuff in Dublin definitely worth 15 or 20 minutes to check out while you're walking around
  • Lensmen Photography and Video did a photographic session in Christ Church Cathedral.The building is full of history, with gorgeous architecture and an amazing crypt. There’s somuch to see. This cathedral was the perfect place to shoot. Thank you for giving us this opportunity to work with you
  • Christ church hosted a performance of our boy choir as a part of their performing tour of Ireland. Experiencing the beauty of their voices in the majesty of the cathedral was wonderful. I know all of us appreciated this opportunity for the boys, and I saw many tourists and members of the public pause to enjoy them as well.
  • Great place to visit if you like history and architecture. The Dublinia Viking Experience can be found here.