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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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  • This small church, lies at the Centre of the town and founded in 1095, the organ of the 1724.Ma the real attraction of the place are the catacombs, whose mummies seem to have inspired Bram Stoker (who here had the family tomb) for its Dracula. A guided tour so much fun with Peter so you call the leadership obviously in English, we dropped in the Dungeon where the presence of methane and air dry has fostered a natural process of mummification. From open coffins are seen several bodies, mostly anonymous, except for Sheares brothers, admission is 6 euros, lies near the Old Jameson Distillery
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  • This is a small attraction but definitely worth the visit. The guide was wonderfully odd and very knowledgeable. You can even see the perfectly preserved finger and toenails on one of the mummies.  more »
  • This was really a great tour! The mister who gave the tour was priceless. At first we didn't know what to think of him. But he was so great. Our son (5 years old) loved him. The mister gave us enough ...  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!!