Christ Church CathedralCurrently Closed
- Address: 1 Cathedral Square, Waterford, Ireland
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +353-51858958
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Church, Family And Kids, Architecture , Cathedral
Set on the site of an 11th century Viking Church which was the wedding site of English Knight Strongbow and Irish Princess Aoife, this cathedral was later undertaken by Normans in the early 12th century and was rebuilt was a Gothic Cathedral that was again refurbished in the 18th century.
The history of the place is as captivating as its architecture and the stucco is undeniably admirable. The stained glass windows with intricate detailing and the pillar which is last reminiscence of the medieval cathedral are worth observing on your visit. The latest building is attributed to Architect John Roberts.
- Gift shop, Wheelchair access, Toilet facilities, Tea/coffee and soft drinks and parking: available
- Entry is free, but donations are appreciated.
- For prayer timings, visit official website.
- Bus no 360, 360A, 601, 605
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41.61% of people who visit Waterford include Christ Church Cathedral in their plan
2 PM - 3 PM
62.32% of people start their Christ Church Cathedral visit around 2 PM - 3 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Christ Church Cathedral
93.21% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Christ Church Cathedral
A welcoming people, will make you feel right at home. It brought me inner peace to spend the Sunday morning there. The dean is an amazing woman, sharing the message through simplicity than extravagance. The church in itself is built over an earlier site. It is beautiful and relaxing on the inside- ornately done ceiling, stained glass window, Waterford crystal chandeliers.
probably one of the most interesting buildings that was constructed and designed by the great architect John Roberts currently this building is used for religious devotion primarily it is it currently under renovation in a very detailed fashion by a local architect ken Wigham and Company the building also serves as a music venue which has regular lunchtime and evening gigs and as a museum when it is absolutely filled with all sorts of artefacts and the moment and momentum from the past detailing the city's great heritage especially during the penal years from 1600s to mid 1900s
Lovely unusual 18th century Church of Ireland Cathedral. Well worth a visit
A fine Georgian Cathedral which is sited on a place of Christian worship for almost 1,000 years. Construction of this present building began in 1773 and completed by the same John Roberts who designed the Roman Catholic Cathedral in 1779. This gives Waterford the unique distinction of being the only city in Europe where the protestant and catholic cathedral’s were conceived by the same man. It is an active place of worship today and is a parish church.
Waterford has two Cathedrals and both were designed by John Roberts. The Georgians were ruthless in destroying older buildings to build their own style. They dropped bits of masonry from the roof to persuade the bishop to destroy the Gothic cathedral that once stood here. Whether this was a good swap or not is a matter of opinion so no 5 stars!