"Christ Church Cathedral" Christ Church Cathedral Tip by Maria81

Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin: 93 reviews and 169 photos

Established by king Sitric and Dublin's first bishop, Dunan, Christ Church Cathedral is one of the city's oldest buildings and main landmarks. Rebuilt it the late 12th century, it fell into disrepair and had to be extensively renovated by George Street seven centuries later. The crypt's restoration had to wait even longer - till the year 2000.

Once inside, the highlights are:

- Great Nave, which is over 25 meters high, and with fragments of the 12th century building's walls. One of the walls has an incline of over half a meter from having to support the weight of the roof

- Strongbow Monument, although most historians believe the image is actually not that of Strongbow himself. That said, as Strongbow is buried in the Cathedral, you never know

- The Crypt, restored in 2000. Today it houses most of the Cathedral's artistic treasures. A big chunk of the Cathedral's current collection has been gifted by the British King William III in celebration of a military victory

Address: Lord Edward Street, Dublin 2
Directions: Christ Church Place, Lord Edward St.
Phone: +353 1 677 8099
Website: http://www.cccdub.ie/

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  • Written Nov 11, 2011
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