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Christ Church Cathedral (Dublin)

Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin a moving example of Medieval Gothic architecture, fusing elements of that then-prevalent style with a touch of the Classicist. Having stood since the Middle Ages in its present state, Christ Church harbours many stories and is replete with a rich legacy of religiosity. Visitors report a sense of stillness and calm beneath the interior’s foreboding Gothic arches, with any question of trepidation relieved by the friendly and amenable staff offering frequent tours.

The stunning, Gothic arched interior of Christ Church Cathedral

One of the cathedral’s greatest distinctions is its colossal crypt which received renovation at the start of the 21st century. Favourites such as the mummified rat and cat enjoy pride of place here, with other notables including the old stocks which were used to punish and humiliate wrongdoers in the 17th and 18th centuries. Christ Church Cathedral Dublin is of course a centre for religious events and happenings: the seat of the Archbishop of Dublin sees regular events, with the festive Mass particularly moving, the warmth gracious in an atmosphere of ancient stone and pane glass.

The Medieval architecture of Christ Church Cathedral's exterior

Address: Christchurch Cathedral, Winetavern Street, Dublin 8, D08 TF98, Ireland.
Phone: +353 1 677 8099
Email: welcome@christchurch.ie
Website: http://christchurchcathedral.ie/