Built in the 11th century, Christchurch is the oldest medieval cathedral in Dublin and home to one of the largest crypts in the British Isles. It is among the largest and oldest of the British Isles within its category, and is home to majestic tombs and works of medieval art of great value, while the Treasure of the King within the Crypt hosts sacred relics.
Christchurch is the first cathedral in Dublin, and the seat of its archbishopric for a thousand years. When you enter this sacred ground, you will follow in the footsteps of numerous saints.
It was here that King Henry II received Holy Communion for the first time after having his Archbishop Saint Thomas Becket murdered in Canterbury Cathedral. It was probably a very tense ceremony.
A decade later, reconstruction began to turn this wooden cathedral into a stone cathedral. It has been remodeled several times, although it still maintains the original crypt.
In the crypt, composed of huge stone pillars that support the full weight of the cathedral, you can see Tom and Jerry, the mummified remains of a cat and a rat that were trapped in an organ tube.
Simply show the ticket on your mobile at the entrance.
Plan your visit well and you can hear the praised Christchurch choir, founded in 1493
Children up to 4 years free of charge, from 5 to 12 pay a reduced rate, then pay the adult rate.
If you wish you can cancel up to 24 hours before your visit and we will refund 100%.