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 beautiful cathedral is lovingly maintained based in part on the entry fees - which are nominal at 8 euros a person. Admission includes an audio guide (which they are disinfecting after each... 
    This beautiful cathedral is lovingly maintained based in part on the entry fees - which are nominal at 8 euros a person. Admission includes an audio guide (which they are disinfecting after each...  more »
  • My brother and I popped in here on our day trip to Dublin and we absolutely loved it! It's 8 euros to get in but is worth every penny! Although stunning on the outside, it is simply beautiful inside.....  more
    My brother and I popped in here on our day trip to Dublin and we absolutely loved it! It's 8 euros to get in but is worth every penny! Although stunning on the outside, it is simply beautiful inside.....  more »
  • We attended the evensong mass--a peaceful time of choral music and candlelight. Must be on time. Free of charge. Lovely! 
    We attended the evensong mass--a peaceful time of choral music and candlelight. Must be on time. Free of charge. Lovely!  more »
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  • I visited St. Patrick's Cathedral in April and I don't regret it. If you have the opportunity, take the guided tour which is very interesting. Unfortunately, I don't remember the name of my guide but she was passionate and adorable. During the tour, we focus on the main elements of the cathedral without insisting too much on the religious side. For those who want to linger on this aspect, you have the opportunity to go back after the guided tour which is actually quite short.
  • Great activities for kids, a lot of fun stops, but trying to go around learning a lot is hard. Even their little guide book didn't help. Also, reading the fine print on the gold plates is very difficult for someone with glasses, and probably people without them. Loved the brass drawing station though, great fun.
  • I really enjoyed my visit to St Patrick’s Cathedral. I was never there before. The tour guide Kelly made it very interesting. She was very good. There was a lot to see between the tiles on floor, the stain glass windows, the statues especially Jonathan Swift. It was finished before we knew it and had a cup of tea after it.
  • The must-see cathedral when visiting Dublin. A tour costs 8 euros which is self-guided, so you can take as much or as little time as you would like. They also provide audio for all the exhibits. They offer a fair amount of merchandise if looking for a souvenir. Beautiful cathedral with a small park that is worth a stroll through as well.
  • We visited as part of our walking trip around Dublin. The cathedral stays open fairly late vs others we tried to visit which closed by 4pm. The staff at the ticket counter and inside were very helpful. It's self guided but you can get an audio guide which takes you through various parts of the cathedral. The cathedral is impressive , the arches , the pulpit , stained glass were all very impressive

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