Saint Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin

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The resting place of writer Jonathan Swift, Saint Patrick's Cathedral represents the largest church in Ireland. Over a thousand years old, this imposing Gothic structure features a 43 m (140 ft) tall spire, one of the city's major architectural landmarks. Built in honor of Ireland's patron saint, the building stands next to an old well allegedly used by Saint Patrick to baptize converts to Christianity. Pay the small fee to sightsee inside the historical cathedral, which contains fine examples of medieval stained glass and a 4,000-pipe organ, one of Ireland's largest. Check online for a downloadable audio guide and a schedule of daily services, guided tours, and special events. Put Saint Patrick's Cathedral on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Dublin online tour planner .
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  • This place is home to the national patron of Iceland, is worth a visit whether you're a religious person or not, and which represents the history of the nation
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  • Make sure to purchase your ticket online! You can skip the queue. Take your time inside the cathedral: there are plenty of things to see. And don’t forget the park to take wonderful pictures!  more »
  • Beautiful building, with interesting information. Was a bit shocked that you have to pay to enter the cathedral though. They have made it into more of a museum than a traditional church, which I was n...  more »
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  • What can I say that hasn't already been said about this church? One of the most beautiful, and visited places in all of Ireland. The price of admission is very reasonable, and they have a nice gift shop near the entrance to pick up some nice items on the way out. This was one of my favorite places to visit in Dublin, and I'd like to visit it again. It's hard to convey the size of it in pictures, because you can easily spend a couple hours in there and not even realize where the time went. It's within walking distance of the Castle, so you can visit both in the same day.
  • Places like this build the atmosphere of the city. Tradition, history and culture intertwine here and tell the story of Dublin and Ireland. It is a impressive place with many interesting features, starting with the architecture, through absolutely magnificent stained glass windows to the stories about what can be seen there. There are also concerts organised there and they fabulous. There's also a small garden beside for a nice outdoor break.
  • I absolutely loved my time spent at St Patrick’s Cathedral. The artwork and design of the cathedral is just breathtaking. The organs playing in the background is very calming and I could listen to them for hours. I highly recommend walking up the 350 steps to the top of the cathedral for the view of the city and if you have it in you for the last approximately 46 steps to go to the very top. Make sure to grab your headset for your guide tour at your own pace and learn the history behind st Patrick’s.
  • An impressive church with lots of special corners to visit and study. Even if it’s crowded, you can stroll beyond the masses to explore another area. Beautiful stained glass windows enhance the space, as do the arches. For a believer, this probably holds even greater meaning.
  • Fair warning there is a 6.50€ entrance fee, which is unheard of in all of my travels. As a Catholic it's tough to wrap my head around that this church charges to enter rather than working off of donations. That aside for the moment. The place is historic and beautiful and can be walked through and enjoyed in 30 minutes or less. The gift shop is in the back but still within view of the altar - kinda odd. Another issue besides having to pay to get in, just in case you didn't see that earlier, ;) are the bathrooms. If you identify as a man, their men's bathroom is as big as a thimble. Open the door and you have to maneuver your legs to get in and around the toilet. It's super tight and playing the game of Operation with my legs and the porcelain toilet isn't so appealing - when paying 6.50€ - to get in the church. :) Always feel free to reach out to me on Twitter @joerazz
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