in Dublin live two cathedrals , which is quite unusual as there is usually only one Cathedral in each city as an example … this also happens in Zaragoza …
The cathedrals of Dublin are:
- Cathedral of the Holy Trinity (Christ Church)
- St. Patrick’s Cathedral
The two belong to the Church of Ireland (Anglican), the second religion in the country behind the Catholic.
1. Christ Church Cathedral (Cathedral of the Holy Trinity)
The Christ Church Cathedral or Cathedral of the Holy Trinity is the oldest Protestant Dublin along with St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The bishop is set here.
is an architectural gem of the year 1038, but has undergone renovations over the years (initially was wooden). The latest and largest reconstruction that gave him his final appearance, took place between 1871 and 1878. Because of this you will see a mix of medieval and Victorian styles.
The cathedral has a crypt (64 meters long) the oldest part of the cathedral. There are several exhibits but the strange thing is: «The Cat & The Rat» (The Cat and Rat)
are a cat and a rat dissected as if pursued, found among the organ pipes perfectly preserved throughout the years.
it off right there is a cafe but honestly the underground environment is not the most palatable to drink …
Admission is pay but with the Dublin Pass comes free.
Hours: From November to May, Monday to Saturday from 9: 30h to 17: 30h, Sunday 12:30 to 14: 30h.De July and August from Monday to Saturday from 9: 30h to 19: 00h, Sunday 12: 30h to 14: 30h and 16: 30h to 19: 00h. More information: http://cccdub.ie/
2. St. Patrick’s Cathedral (Dublin)
The Cathedral of San Patricio has consideration of National Cathedral of Ireland . This cathedral was built in honor of the patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick, beside a well where St. Patrick baptized converts around the year 450.
In the beginning was also a wooden construction which was later replaced by stone. The items of note are its Gothic structure with a huge bell tower and interior ornaments, stained glass, decorations and sculptures dedicated to the history of the cathedral and the city.
Admission is pay but with the Dublin Pass comes free. One of the most striking parts are soils … Look!
from March to October Hours: Monday to Friday: 9:00 to 17:30 hours. Saturday: 9:00 to 18:30 hours. Sunday from 9:00 to 11:00, from 12:30 to 15:00 and 16:30 to 18:30. From November to February: Monday to Saturday from 9:00 to 17:30 hours. Sunday: 9:00 to 11:00 and 12:30 to 15:00 hours
If you like art do not miss:
Churches (free) to visit in Dublin
1. Church of San Audoen
The Church of St Audoen’s was built between 1181 and 1212 and has been declared a national monument, is one of the oldest medieval churches in the country. The church is dedicated to St. Audoen, who was bishop of Rouen and patron saint of Normandy (in the seventh century). He was buried in the ground before building the church.
Upon entering we can see an exhibition that show the evolution of a twelfth-century church a major medieval temple. We’ll see pottery, leather goods, textiles, bronze brooches and combs made of bone from medieval times. During the Middle Ages in Europe the people who had the same profession were grouped into guilds, worked here see as the union of manufacturers of wax candles.
In a part of the exhibition we see a paved road that goes back to the XII-XIII centuries, believes a similar network of roads crossing the medieval city of Dublin.
Hours: Daily from 9:30 to 17:30 hours. Free admission.
2. St. Michan’s Church in Dublin
It was founded around 1095 as a chapel for the Danish colony was on this side of the River Liffey.
The entrance to the church is free but not to the crypt, and indeed this is the most interesting point of the church along tunnels crypt numerous stone burial chambers are divided. The most macabre curiosity is that the coffins are open and you can see the remains of the mummified corpses. Some carry more than 400 years! It is said that Bram Stoker was inspired by this place to write his novel Dracula ….
Hours: November to February, Monday through Friday from 12: 30h to 14: 30h, Sat 10: 00h to 13: 00h. From March to October, Monday to Friday from 10: 00h to 12: 45h and 14: 00h to 16: 45h, Sat 10: 00h to 13: 00h
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3. The church of Saint Andrew:
This church Dublin Tourism Office was established for many years. In 2015 they have moved to a building next door and apparently will make the church a space with exhibitions, coffee or even a restaurant.
That was inside when operated as tourist office:
The current building was constructed in 1860 when the old church was burned in 1665. We’ll see how just the end the idea … at the gates of the church you can see the statue of Molly Malone .
These are some of the choices you have to make your next trip to Dublin, you see there are places for all budgets. More info at: Dublin Low Cost Guide
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