Galway Cathedral, Galway

#2 of 15 in Historic Sites in Galway
Religious Site · Architectural Building
Tour Galway Cathedral, one of the most architecturally notable buildings in the city. Built in 1958 on the grounds of a former prison, the site is officially named Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and Saint Nicholas. Admire the Renaissance-style dome and pillars, along with the church's rose windows and intricate mosaics. The dome, at 44.2 m (145 ft), can be seen on Galway's skyline. Visit for Mass, held every day, to listen to the organ play and choir sing. Work out when and for how long to visit Galway Cathedral and other Galway attractions using our handy Galway tour planner.
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  • This church is beautiful and very forgiving having visitors coming in. There is a donation box when you go in to visit and take pictures. There is a small nice gift shop inside the cathedral. We...  more »
  • While it doesn’t look special on the outside, this massive cathedral is breathtaking on the inside. As one of the few sights to see in Galway, I highly recommend taking half an hour to see this...  more »
  • The cathedral is a beautiful, quiet, reflective place. Its interesting history is well-explained by a series of displays. They don't allow visits during services (obviously) but if you are in Galway this is definitely worth a visit. Take time to pause and appreciate the place
  • Nice Cathedral. Free admission, (2€ voluntary). It's made of materials from all over the world. There are a few interesting mosaics. Stones and marbles enormous. Gift shop inside with a wide range of religious stuff.

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