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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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  • It's a church still unknown to mass tourism, founded by the Danes in 1095, rebuilt in the 17th century and extensively restored in the 19th century. Is one of the religious buildings of the city and has long been the main church in Dublin. It has a beautiful organ, dating from 1724 and provided a magnificent oak case on which were carved musical instruments 17. However, the most interesting attraction is the underground crypt where the temperature and humidity remained constant and where the bodies of the deceased have been preserved well mummificati.per the rest of the Church is of medium interest.
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  • We've been interested in St. Michan's ever since we heard of it. The church is interesting, but the tour of the crypts is exceptional! 
  • If you are into more alternative tourist attractions then this is a great place to visit. The tour groups are small and the guide is really great - interacting with the group and adding to the atmosph...  more »
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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!!