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Discover the most historic churches of Dublin

30 October 2017 · 2 min read
St. Patrick's Cathedral

Dublin is known for its rich religious history and a wealth of iconic architecture that has provided places of worship for hundreds of years. The churches in Dublin are among the most beautiful places to visit on any trip to the city.

Tourists looking for luxury accommodation in Dublin City Centre can find a number of historic churches close to the O’Callaghan Mont Clare. Here are some of the most striking and historic churches in the area for you to discover on your journey around the city.

Christ Church Cathedral

Wood Quay, Dublin

If you’re on the search for churches in Dublin, you won’t want to miss out on a trip to the city’s most famous cathedral. Located at the top of a hill that looks out over the beautiful sights of Dublin, the Christ Church Cathedral is very popular amongst tourists and culture seekers. The structure dates back to the 11th century when it was built as a place of worship for Christians from all over the world. The classic design is an amazing example of medieval architecture and the grounds are full of beautiful photo opportunities. The cathedral is a must-see landmark for anyone heading to the O’Callaghan Mont Clare.

St Audoen’s Church

Cornmarket, Dublin

Although this may not be the most conventionally beautiful church in Dublin, it is certainly one of the most iconic. Built in 1190, St Audoen’s Church is brimming with history. It is the only church in the city which still retains all of its original structures and has a unique medieval image. The grey stone and the iconic entrance offers photographers a beautiful shot to add to their portfolio. Despite being one of the oldest structures in the city, the parish church has been well preserved and is still one of the most beautiful landmarks in the city.

St Patrick’s Cathedral

St Patrick’s Close, Dublin

With one of the most iconic designs in Dublin, St Patrick’s Cathedral is a hotspot for Christians and architecture enthusiasts. The beautiful spire stretches into the blue sky above Dublin as a beacon for travellers and tourists. The peaceful grounds offer a perfect setting for an afternoon stroll. Built in 1191, the structure still maintains the majority of its original fixtures and has continued to provide a place of worship for centuries. Although it may not be the oldest, it is the largest church in Dublin and offers plenty of history to discover. Walk through the vast hall and admire the breathtaking interior fixtures and vibrant stain glass windows.

John’s Lane Church

Thomas Street, Dublin

Located a short walk from the city centre, John’s Lane Church is nestled in the centre of a bustling high street. Built in 1874, John’s Lane Church is one of Dublin’s younger parishes but still has a rich history. The beautiful structure combines grey and red bricks with a green roof which makes it an ideal spot for Instagrammers. John’s Lane Church also has the largest spire in the city so you won’t want to miss out on a chance to snap a photo.

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