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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  • Interesting visit but a bit pricey in our opinion for the content (€8). No daudioguide or guide, just a leaflet to read at every point advertised.
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  • The cathedral is handsome but certainly not the most spectacular around. What makes this historic site special is obviously its connection to St Paddy, however one of its greatest patrons, Jonathan Sw...  more »
  • I combine with Dublina the Viking Museum which is linked to the cathedral, it is a really cool getaway. The cathedral has a complicated history story that can see you back inside the different angles and the gigantic underground space with history pieces. The Viking Museum and Medieval museum are also very nice for families. You can dress up there and there are several things to do so not just reading work. They have a lot of fun dressed with lifelike dolls sound and interaction. And a combi ticket is also definitely not expensive. The souvenirs in the museum are also very friendly priced compared to the souvenir shops up town.
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  • Historic. Timeless. Peaceful. If you enjoy architecture, faith, history, community, art, or simply great skyline views of the city, go here. The self-guided tour can be as in-depth as you want it to be. The baroque style of this unique London icon continues to marvel and captivate tourists and locals alike. Pro-tips: book online in advance to save a few £££. Also, wear comfy shoes to be able to climb the hundreds of spiraling stairs to the top of the dome.
  • Cool, big, old church. Tallest church (not cathedral) in Ireland with a 141 foot high spire. Founded in 1191. Entrance fee was a little steep for a self-guided tour of 8€ for adults, 7€ for students. Worth stopping to pay respects to St Patrick (even if from the outside, to save on entrance fee). Beautiful grounds to sit and enjoy. Small playground for kids to burn off some energy.
  • Was at a concert of classical music tonight in St Patrick's Cathedral, absolutely fabulous performance ,outstanding talent and fantastic acoustics. Aside of the concert I would highly recommend a visit to this historic, graceful beautiful building. There is really a lot to take in and you won't see an hour or two going just browsing around. Highly recommend.
  • Great place to visit if you are interested in architecture or the more historic side of Dublin. A little tricky to access for wheelchair users but IS fully accessible (the path around the building is very old uneven cobblestone). Can be quite busy at times but a great way to spend an hour or so and since Dublin is a compact city, it's very easy to add this to your day.
  • An interesting visit for the enquiring mind, and perhaps a reflection on the modern demands placed on religious buildings as well. As well as the conventional features of a cathedral, St. Patrick's is also filled with history and artifacts from more turbulent times, such as the door that coined the term 'chance your arm' and a supposedly mobile pulpit used by Jonathan Swift during sermons. Lots to see and learn even for the non-religious from the knowledgeable tour guides, although I did find the presence of a gift shop within the main floor of the cathedral a rather unusual feature...
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