Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin

4.3
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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  • I highly recommend visiting this church with audio guide, the panels are not enough to describe all the hidden beauties, and not, of the church! A pleasant discovery. Count at least a round of forty minutes! Everything will blow your mind. One of the most beautiful churches in Dublin, in my opinion!
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  • By far one of my favorite places to visit. You get to walk around without anyone following you or talking. It is time I never want to get back.  more »
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  • informative and interesting to learn some rare and unique things about this church . more than a church a.place of past historic influence. so if you enjoy history,architecture or the religious side of things this is one of those. congratulations on a great tour to the guide
  • A truly breathtaking experience. You have to go and really read up while you're there to realize how amazing this place really is. Worth the price. Spend a lot of time in the crypt and try to carve out about an hour of your day. The mummified cat and rat are a fascinating little bonus.
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