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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
Beautiful cathedral with so much history inside. Very thankful for the map that locates and describes many of the spaces. They are currently doing restoration inside and out, but has minimal impact on... more »
I’ve visited St. Patrick Cathedral during a trip to Ireland and was impressed with the beauty and the history of the place. Even during a renovation, it’s very accessible to tourists. Great handout as... more »
Beautiful Cathedral in Central Dublin. There are regular free events here including organ concerts. Worth going to hear the amazing pipe organ. Its like the organist is playing the building itself. The often have a screen so you can see the organist's hands as they play. Check out the beautiful park beside the Cathedral while you're here.
Wow, just amazing. Founded in 1191, 43 meter spire. Spectacular amazing work of Irish History and Art. I was blessed to be able to have the chance to visit this site from Los Angeles, United States of America. This really made my trip. So beautifully detailed. I can only image the craftsman ship that went into building one of the most beautiful cathedrals I have seen in all of my travels. I am simply in awe.
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