St. Patrick’s Cathedral, as you may have noticed on Monday’s article, is quite impressive. But today prepare to be awed. Everything in the interior is absolute eye (and camera) candy, clear down to the tiled floor:
Let’s zoom in a bit and take a look at the detail clear down to the engraving in the tile:
On Day 1 in Dublin we toured the city via Hop-on/Hop-Off. Having gotten our bearings, Day 2 was for exploring sites of interest discovered the previous day. One of those sites was St Patrick’s Cathedral.
I’d like to give you a construction date, but with this structure’s convoluted history that would be a complicated undertaking. Let’s just say that some parts date as far back as 1191 through 1270, the spire dates to 1749, and other sections were part of a major reconstruction that took place from 1860 to 1865. St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin
The 1860-1865 reconstruction was courtesy of Sir Benjamin Lee Guinness, Baronet, who is memorialized by this statue outside the church: