1. Ireland
  2. Leinster, Ireland
  3. Dublin
  4. St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin

St Patrick's Cathedral: Self-Guided Cathedral Admission

Product ID: 119026
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As the largest cathedral and one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Ireland, Saint Patrick’s has been at the heart of Dublin and Ireland’s history and culture for over 800 years. Visit the cathedral and learn about its history.
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Highlights
  • Visit where Jonathan Swift, author of "Gulliver's Travels" and dean of the cathedral, is buried and learn about his life and work
  • See the Door of Reconciliation, which gave rise to the Irish expression "to chance your arm"
  • Learn about its history through interactive touch screen technology and take a brass rubbing in the Discovery Space
  • Experience beautiful Gothic architecture and stained glass windows, including a window showing the life of Saint Patrick in 39 images
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Built in honor of Ireland’s patron saint, Saint Patrick’s Cathedral stands adjacent to the famous well where tradition has it, Saint Patrick baptized converts on his visit to Dublin.

Built in 1220, the Cathedral is today the National Cathedral of the Church of Ireland, hosting sung services twice daily Sunday through Friday, and also serves as a popular visitor attraction. On view are a selection of artifacts relating to Jonathan Swift, the dean of the cathedral from 1713 to 1745 and author of Gulliver’s Travels.

The cathedral also features a new Discovery Space with iPads playing samples of their choir and touch screen technology illuminating the cathedral’s long history. Perhaps more than any other building in Ireland, Saint Patrick’s Cathedral embodies the history and heritage of all Irish people of all backgrounds from the earliest times to the present day.  
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  • Self-guided admission
What’s Not Included
  • Audio guides

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Saint Patrick's Cathedral

Product ID: 119026