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. To visit St. Michan's Church and get the most from your holiday in Dublin, create itinerary details personal to you using our Dublin road trip planner .
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  • Intrigued by the photos we went to this church, we pay 12 euros in 2, there is! 15 min wait, here comes the Guide, totally insane but sympathetic and comprehensive ... pity that the visit is a crypt of 10meters in 2 meters below the Church, plots ... ... over there. We noticed other Crypts but is no longer available from what we were told. So don't be fooled by the pictures, there is very little to see.
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  • Good interesting tour of the crypts with several stories about the occupants and a good chance to view the mummified bodies.  more »
  • Tour guide made the tour. Steps are very steep and dangerous. A hidden treasure in Dublin City and a very reasonable price too.  more »
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  • Probably my favourite historical thing to do in Dublin. Great tour of the crypts underneath the church with bags of very interesting history. The tour guide I've had on a number of occasions is absolutely brilliant, really brings it to life and has a wealth of knowledge. Great value too. Opening times are a little restrictive so check before you go.
  • This a great bit if history for everyone. The vaults under st Michans church house the mummified corpses of some famous and historical figures. The guides are great and enthusiastic. It's really cheap by comparison to other tours in Dublin, so whether you're Irish or a tourist this is definitely somewhere to visit when you're in Dublin.
  • Amazing mummies! The guy who gives you the tour of th crypts is amazing! We were visiting the Church and suddenly a guy breaks in shouting "Who wants to see the mummies?". Best tour so far in Dublin.
  • Interesting tour around the crypts below the church, good bit of history and something a bit different from other places
  • Completely awesome. Our tour guide was brilliant. I highly recommend this place.

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