Christ Church Cathedral is located on, what else, Christ Church Place, right off Fishamble Street in the Viking Medieval Area. This magnificent and huge Anglican/Episcopal Cathedral was founded in 1030 by Norse King, Sitriuc Silkenbeard. (Don’t you love the name?) There is an entrance fee of 6 Euro which includes the fascinating Crypt; visitors are allowed to video and photograph inside. We usually dash into Churches, Cathedrals, and/or Synagogues while sightseeing, spend 5-10 minutes (at the most) looking around, pray, and rush out to the next place but Christ Church Cathedral is different because of its ancient Crypt. The Crypt is what has earned Christ Church Cathedral a “don’t miss” recommendation.
With free leaflet in hand, Marine and I walked around the Cathedral first, stopping at the important points we thought were the most interesting:
- Five lancet bay windows depicting the tree of Jesse;