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Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Churches, Tourist Spots
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4.2/5 based on 2,200+ 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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  • The Church is next to Dublinia, outside looks majestic, on the inside it has some interesting stained glass, tombs of the heroes of Ireland, it is generally a visit interesting but don't expect a church that you will remember forever.
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  • Our tour guide was great, and really knew the history the church as well as the people of that time frame. As a bonus,our tour (and I assume all tours?) got to to climb up into the bell tower and ring...  read more »
  • Well worth the entry fee! Includes access to the undercroft and a small museum with some excellent exhibits. Give yourself about an hour to fully explore. 
  • 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.
  • A beautiful cathedral with an incredibly long history. It's too bad that a place of worship has to cost money to...worship.
  • Come hang out on the lawn, read a book, practice some karate or whatever. Lots of folks come here to just relax on the grass during a sunny day.
  • Stunning church. Worth the visit. Go see Tom and Jerry, the petrified cat and mouse in the catacombs
  • Beautiful beautiful place of worship. Great story about the organ renovation was heard while there and even song is just.... WOW
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