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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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Saint Patrick's Cathedral Reviews
We spent several hours within the walls of St. Patrick's Cathedral, taking copious amounts of pictures and stopping to read the plaques, notes and stories associated with almost every item on... more »
We were here in May 2017. I can't believe I didn't post a review. I was not enthusiastic about going. And walking in, it was exactly what I expected. Harried volunteers and lots of tourists. We paid..... more »
Spent a lovely and peaceful hour just wandering around St Patrick's Cathedral. The history of the cathedral is fascinating and it was very calming after spending time thinking about my Dad. The stained glass windows are magnificent and the ceiling is a marvel. Well worth a visit, there was construction work going on outside but all necessary and doesn't distract too much from the beauty of the setting.
An absolutely stunning Cathedral. This is such an architectural masterpiece with THE most beautiful stained glass. Because it's Church of Ireland I feel that it's more culturally inclusive than Catholic cathedrals. For example there is a display of old British flags, a Royal Standard and some military standard flags. There is an interactive history & background section together with books that can be read on everything from Dublin to weather. A must see for Dubliners like myself and tourists alike.
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