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St. Michan's Church, Dublin

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 900+ reviews on the web
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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  • You have to visit this small church and amazing crypts. The tour guide Peter is great and brings it to life ( not the mummies)! Very interesting insight to the church and history of Ireland. Not far f...  read more »
  • A quirky view of Dublin's history on display under the old viking church of St. Mitchen's in the crypts below the church. A very hospitable guide showed me and another couple the vaults containing cof...  read more »
  • The church is simple, but this visit is about the Vaults or Crypts below, and the mystery surrounding the mummy's. Fascinating tour to a truly unique experience. If you are into this sort of thing, th...  read more »
  • 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 πŸ˜€β˜ΊπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜
  • 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!!
  • Best place I've ever been. The basement is excellent
  • Visited this church on my tour. Everything about it is just grand. We got a special and went underground. Spooky but fun.
  • The best tour in dublin. Excellent guide who lends to the atmosphere (reminds me of igor) and everything is presented as time has captured it. Touching the 800 year old mummy is chilling but irresistible . Fantastic
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