25 November, 2007

Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin

The Christ Church Cathedral was one of our first stops in Dublin, Ireland. The church looked incredible from the outside so we were eager to get inside and see what it was like. The building of the church began around 1030. It continues to be used for worship today. One of the most interesting parts of the cathedral is the crypt. This crypt is the largest crypt in Britain or Ireland. It was also the oldest structure in Dublin. One of the most unusual characteristics of this crypt is that it stretches under the entire area of the upper church. The crypt pillars actually carry the entire weight of the cathedral and the central tower. It was really interesting to visit this cathedral. On our way out of the church, a man started playing the organ. It sounded so beautiful that we stayed another fifteen minutes just to listen to him.

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