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There are many sides to Dublin and even if you’re visiting for only a few days, you’ll probably see them all. Because of the city’s compact size, prosperity and poverty live side by side, especially around the north inner city. However, most Dubliners take a real pride in their city. With good reason, too, as it has so much to offer, from great shopping to world-class galleries and museums. And, ofcourse, a fantastic pub scene.

Christ Church Cathedral
Christ Church CathedralWilliam Murphy / CC BY-SA 2.0
Christ Church Cathedral
Christ Church Cathedral
Christ Church Cathedral
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Christ Church Cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral

Famous Ancient medieval Dublin church

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Ancient medieval Dublin church Editors' Note

The Christ Church Cathedral was begun in 1038 by King Sitric Silkenbeard, the Danish Viking King of Dublin. The church was created for the first Bishop of Dublin, Donat or Donagh. Today, it is officially claimed as the seat of both the Church of Ireland and Roman Catholic archbishops of Dublin.

In practice, the Christ Church Cathedral has been the cathedral of only the Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin since the Irish Reformation. Located in the former heart of medieval Dublin, Christ Church is the only one of the three cathedrals or acting cathedrals which can be seen clearly from the River Liffey.

Here you can see the architectural details of the era, harking as one of the many medieval edifices still standing for visitors to appreciate.

Christ Church Cathedral
Christ Church Pl., 8 Dublin
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