Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin

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One of Dublin's oldest buildings, Christ Church Cathedral sits in the medieval heart of the city. A thousand years old, this imposing cathedral is both a place of pilgrimage and a major architectural landmark, noted for its flying buttresses and stained glass windows. The cathedral's southern aisle features a monument to Richard de Claire, known to history as the Anglo-Norman "Strongbow" who invaded Ireland in 1170. Below the cathedral lies an ancient arched crypt, reputed to be the largest in the country. A guided tour can show you the crypt's curious features, which include a display of a mummified cat chasing a mummified rat trapped inside an organ pipe in the 19th century that's now affectionately called "Tom and Jerry." To visit Christ Church Cathedral and other attractions in Dublin, use our Dublin travel route planner.
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  • Beautiful cathedral - don’t miss the crypt! After you enter and pay your admission you’ll scan a QR code to bring up the audio guide on your phone (very 21st century!). The stories told are what... 
    Beautiful cathedral - don’t miss the crypt! After you enter and pay your admission you’ll scan a QR code to bring up the audio guide on your phone (very 21st century!). The stories told are what...  more »
  • Not the most interesting church. We had a Dublin pass so we had free admission. If I had to pay the 10 Euros entry I would've been disappointed. 
    Not the most interesting church. We had a Dublin pass so we had free admission. If I had to pay the 10 Euros entry I would've been disappointed.  more »
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  • This is a place that should be a top priority when you visit Dublin. The stunning cathedral has so much history behind it. Be sure to pick up the audio guide or go with a tour guide so you don't miss out on all the details. The crypts underneath are vast and fascinating. The gift shop is excellent, too. Also- all the staff I encountered were so kind and friendly. Cannot recommend enough!
  • Had the pleasure of an excellent guided tour of Christ Church with Connor. Connor was exceptional from beginning to end, explaining the history of the church in a fun and light-hearted way while answering all questions; we also had the chance to ring the bells! An amazing tour and cathedral and would definitely recommend everyone visit!

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