St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland. Built in honor of Ireland’s patron saint, there has been a church on the site since the 5th century. St. Patrick’s Cathedral is the largest church in Ireland with a 140 foot spire and is one of two Church of Ireland cathedrals.
It is said that St. Patrick’s story began here when he was baptized in a well close the cathedral’s location. Other sources say that St. Patrick baptized converts on his visit to Dublin.
Though a wooden structure was first built on the site; the present building dates from 1220. In the late 1800s a major rebuilding took place, explaining the Victorian styled decoration and architecture.
Breathtaking and immense; whether interested in the art and architecture or the historical significance, St Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland is well worth a visit. Today St. Patrick’s Cathedral is open to the public as an architectural and historical site, but principally as a place of worship. Visitors are charged a nominal fee.
This year, to mark Saint Patrick’s festival, St. Patrick’s Cathedral will be going green from March 16th through the 20th. The Cathedral will be bathed in green light every evening to honor Ireland’s national saint and will present all visitors with a sprig of Irish shamrock on St. Patrick’s Day.
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