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St. Michan's Church, Dublin

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St. Michan's Church may be one of the capital city's architectural landmarks, but its major appeal lies in the underground vaults, which house many mummified remains. The star attraction of the limestone vaults is an 800-year-old mummy of a Norman crusader, a man so tall the undertakers had to chop his feet off in order to fit him into a coffin. You can see this macabre world of mummies by guided tour only, but you can explore the upstairs on your own. Spend the few moments before your guide arrives by taking a look at an 18th century organ, allegedly played by composer G.F. Handel for the first-ever performance of his "Messiah" oratorio. Plan your visit to St. Michan's Church and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Dublin vacation generator.
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  • Excellent place to visit if not too concerned about viewing real dead bodies. My fascination was with the rebel leaders coffis and the death mask of Wolf Tone.  more »
  • Visited St Michans on our recent trip to Dublin took a tour of the crypts which was very interesting and somewhat quirky  more »
  • Interesting catacombs with mummies. Guide entered the Church with the words "enough culture, went to see mummies conducted a fascinating tour, colorfully describing the methods of punishment of the rebels in the 18 century. Many joked, advised where else to go in the city, while telling a lot of interesting things.
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  • The things you can actually see (crypt, coffins, mummies), are not that impressive. They are quite cool and interesting, but not outstanding. But the tour itself is nevertheless just great. Mostly because of the great guide, who knows how to create a nice atmosphere and tells you all the interesting facts in an entertaining manner. This makes it a great sight to visit
  • This place is amazing. I can't believe I've lived in Ireland 36 years ( I'm 36 years old) and have never been in this place until today. Peter (the tour guide), his narrative skills are brilliant. I've been to other tourist spots in Dublin over the past few years and unfortunately few compare to St. Michan's. I'll be back for sure.
  • The real draw to this site is it’s crypt. The tour guides are well versed in their knowledge of the impresionant crypt. The church is very beautiful and Lensmen Photography and Videography enjoyed our time there.
  • Amazing tour experience, just awesome to see Dublin's mummies face to face, before l sow them several times in discovery channel. The guide is absolutely fabulous, humour and knowledge.... you can't miss that 😀☺😃😊😁
  • Beautiful old church, quiet, with a nice back yard. What is even more interesting is the crypts, with their real mummies, well preserved coffins and fascinating history. And the guide - awesome!!