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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  • Mind blowing. One of the most beautiful cathedrals in the world. It is teeming with history, art, culture and heritage that has been brought to life and made accessible through educational tours, workshops, interactive technology and media. All facilitated by incredibly warm and welcome staff and management. Do not miss 'Evensong'. Divine escape even if not religious
  • Personally I prefer st Patrick's over Christchurch cathedral. We were lucky to witness a choir rehearsal when we were there. That always gives a lot of atmosphere. We would like to come back for a choir performance one day.
  • Really nice staff. Very informative. A very big cathedral and one of the oldest in western Europe. The school is the oldest in western Europe and they are the only cathedral in Europe to hold two services a day. It costs £7 for an adult to enter and £6 for a student. To attend the drive is free, which starts at 5pm and finishes at 6pm. There is a morning drive also.
  • Lovely place to visit. It cost a little extra but do the tour. Very informative and really takes you through a lot with a lovely accent, lol. Great place to have a picnic in the park next door as well when the sun is out.
  • Amazing experience and atmosphere. Easily lose an hour + in here. The grounds are also great to walk around. Would recommend

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