Saint Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin

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Architectural Building · Religious Site
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The resting place of writer Jonathan Swift, Saint Patrick's Cathedral represents the largest church in Ireland. Over a thousand years old, this imposing Gothic structure features a 43 m (140 ft) tall spire, one of the city's major architectural landmarks. Built in honor of Ireland's patron saint, the building stands next to an old well allegedly used by Saint Patrick to baptize converts to Christianity. Pay the small fee to sightsee inside the historical cathedral, which contains fine examples of medieval stained glass and a 4,000-pipe organ, one of Ireland's largest. Check online for a downloadable audio guide and a schedule of daily services, guided tours, and special events. Put Saint Patrick's Cathedral on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Dublin online tour planner.
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  • Our favourite part of the church was being able to explore the grounds as well as the church itself. The self guided tour was very educational and you could do so at your own pace. The tour booked.....  more
    Our favourite part of the church was being able to explore the grounds as well as the church itself. The self guided tour was very educational and you could do so at your own pace. The tour booked.....  more »
  • We came here on a tour and was amazed by the beauty of Saint Patrick's. There are many artifacts from days gone by as well as notable burial chambers. If you immersed yourself in its history, you can....  more
    We came here on a tour and was amazed by the beauty of Saint Patrick's. There are many artifacts from days gone by as well as notable burial chambers. If you immersed yourself in its history, you can....  more »
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  • Beautiful church with a lot of history. You do have to pay 8 euros for entrance. There are discounts for over 60. With the entrance fee you getaway audio guide. There is a lot to see see and you can spend several hours walking around this beautiful church. There is also a nice park adjacent to the Cathedral. It is well worth making a trip.
  • We visited as part of our walking trip around Dublin. The cathedral stays open fairly late vs others we tried to visit which closed by 4pm. The staff at the ticket counter and inside were very helpful. It's self guided but you can get an audio guide which takes you through various parts of the cathedral. The cathedral is impressive , the arches , the pulpit , stained glass were all very impressive

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