Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin

more photos
from 8 $ per person
    • 8 $ (Adults 16+)
    • 6.50 $ (Seniors & students 65+, with ID)
    • 3 $ (Children 5-15 years)

    On this tour you will visit the beautiful cathedral, learn all about the history and the crypt, which is still completely original.

    Christus Kathedrale Dublin

    Details

    • Participants : 1 - 150
    • Duration : 7 hours 30 minutes
    • Offer type : public (with other participants)
    • Tour ID: 33253
    • Mobile voucher accepted : mobile voucher is accepted Yes i
      No need to print your voucher. Simply present the booking confirmation on your mobile phone or tablet. Of course, you may also print the booking confirmation.

    Highlights

    • Immerse yourself in the fascinating medieval crypt, one of the largest in Ireland and Great Britain

    • It's filled with treasures and the mummified remains of a cat and a rat

    • Visit the tomb of Strongbow, the 12th century warrior/stateman who was instrumental in the conquest of Ireland and the construction of this stone church

    Description

    Christ Church, built in the 11th century, is Dublin's original medieval cathedral and houses one of the largest crypts in Britain and Ireland. It is one of the largest and oldest of its kind in the British Isles and houses majestic tombs and valuable medieval works of art, while the King's Treasury in the crypt houses incredible sacred relics.

    Christ Church is Dublin's first cathedral and the seat of its archbishops for a thousand years. As you enter the sacred doors, you will follow in the footsteps of some saints.

    Here King Henry II received Holy Communion for the first time in 1171 after his Archbishop St Thomas Beckett was murdered in Canterbury Cathedral. It must have been a rather tense ceremony.

    A decade later, reconstruction began to transform this wooden cathedral into a stone one. Since then it has been renovated several times, but the crypt is still completely original.

    In the crypt, whose massive stone pillars carry the entire weight of the cathedral, you can see Tom and Jerry, the mummified remains of a cat and rat stuck in an organ pipe.

    These two certainly impressed James Joyce because they were mentioned in his last great work, Finnegan's Wake.

    Additional information

    Simply show your smartphone ticket at the entrance.

    Included in the price

    • Entrance to the cathedral and the crypt
    • Admission to the exhibition of the church
    • Free information brochures in Irish, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Polish and Chinese

    Meeting point

    Christ Church Cathedral Christchurch Place, Wood Quay, Dublin 8, Dublin

    Please bring your booking confirmation.

    Cancellation Conditions

    Important: This deal cannot be cancelled for free.

    The local operator is solely responsible for the contents of this offer. In case of a reasonable suspicion of a copyrigth infringement, please contact us at to get the contact details of the operator.

    All Customer Reviews

    0 customer reviews
    0.0 out of 5 stars
    100 % real ratings
    i Show detailed information

    Our Rating System - Certified Security

    We don't like fake ratings. Only rent-a-guide customers can rate deals in which they participated. After an activity took place, customers receive a mail in which they are asked to rate the tour. This way, we guarantee authentic reviews.

    Personal rights are important: Our customers decide on their own whether they want their real name or a pseudonym to be displayed.

    More reviews

    Select date & starting time

     
    May 2019
     
    Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
    1 2 3 4 5
    6 7 8 9 10 11 12
    13 14 15 16 17 18 19
    20 21 22 23 24 25 26
    27 28 29 30 31

    Please choose a starting time

    checking ...

    Start booking

    Available   Selected   auf Anfrage  

    Please choose an available date in the calendar to start your booking.

    Why rent-a-guide?
    • Best price guarantee i
    • No promotional shows
    • Over 350,000 satisfied customers