Saint Patrick's Cathedral
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What you'll do
Explore one of Dublin's most important historic landmarks and learn its history.
Visit Saint Patrick's Cathedral with Go City®
- With us, there are no entry fees on the day – all you've got to do is show your pass.
- Explore the cathedral's many historic monuments.
- Enjoy one of two services per day.
- Free audio guides are available in English, Irish, Italian, Spanish, German, French, and Mandarin.
Built in honour of Ireland’s patron saint, Saint Patrick’s Cathedral is one of the most important historic landmarks in Dublin.
Discovering History and Literature at Saint Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin
Saint Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland is a must-see attraction for avid travelers and tourists. This iconic cathedral, named after Ireland's patron saint, offers over 800 years of history and has witnessed countless historical events. Experience its jaw-dropping architecture and truly feel the rich history of the Cathedral. With the Go City Dublin Pass, you can enjoy incredible savings and access to over 40 other popular attractions throughout Dublin. Whether you're a local or a first-time visitor, Saint Patrick's Cathedral is an unforgettable destination that should not be missed.
Renowned not just for its architectural splendor, but also for its profound historical significance, Saint Patrick's Cathedral is also the final resting place of Jonathan Swift, the renowned author of 'Gulliver's Travels'. Swift served as the Cathedral's dean from 1713 to 1745, leaving behind a special literary legacy. This relationship to literary history adds even more charm to your cathedral visit. Don't miss out on this unique experience!
Dating back to 1191 to the site of an ancient well where, legend has it, Saint Patrick used to baptise new converts into Christianity, Saint Patrick’s Cathedral has played a vital role throughout Ireland’s social, cultural and spiritual history. Walk through the nave and see the 200 monuments and impressive alter which makes Saint Patrick’s so breath-taking.
Saint Patrick's Cathedral highlights
Saint Patrick's Cathedral is brimming with monuments, 200 at last count. From Fulke de Saundford, a stone effigy in the North Choir Aisle, to the Tree of Remembrance, the cathedral’s newest monument to commemorate the centenary of World War I, there is plenty to see within the church that documents Ireland’s social history. Other monuments on show are the great Boyle monument which dates back to 1632, as well as statues of politicians and military men throughout the ages.
Music has played an integral part in the life of Saint Patrick's since its foundation and it is the only cathedral in Ireland to sing two services every day. If you want to attend a service, please check the official website for up-to-date service times.
Did you know
- Handel's Messiah was first performed at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral in 1742 by the combined choir of Saint Patrick's and Christ Church.
- The writer and satirist Jonathan Swift was Dean of Saint Patrick's from 1713 – 1745.
- The cathedral spire measures 140 feet tall making it the largest of the two cathedrals in Dublin.
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Know before you go
Getting in: please show your pass at the admissions counter for entry.
For more information visit the Saint Patrick's Cathedral website.
Where you'll be
Saint Patrick's Close, null, Dublin, IE
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