Beautiful cathedral with a lot of history to explore. An essential stop on the Waterford experience.
Christ Church Cathedral in Waterford's Viking Triangle is primarily a place of worship. However, it is open to the public and is a stunning piece of history and architecture. It is also available as a concert venue and should you be lucky enough to go to a concert there you will be in for a big treat. The acoustics are amazing.
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.
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!
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.
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