Saint Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin

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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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  • This is a must see in Dublin. The admission is worth it, especially if you take the tour by one of the knowledgeable guides. Our guide was Jean. She really made the tour interesting and educational... 
    This is a must see in Dublin. The admission is worth it, especially if you take the tour by one of the knowledgeable guides. Our guide was Jean. She really made the tour interesting and educational...  more »
  • A beautiful cathedral housing so much history... and people. It was amazing to see the architecture, stained glass windows and care that has been taken of the cathedral. The history was interesting... 
    A beautiful cathedral housing so much history... and people. It was amazing to see the architecture, stained glass windows and care that has been taken of the cathedral. The history was interesting...  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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