St Mary's Pro-Cathedral

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Housed in an exemplary Neoclassical building, and enlivening the otherwise somber Malborough Street, this spectacularly-fashioned cathedral is complete with Doric columns and a pediment, beckoning droves of Roman Catholics from across the nation. While its facade is based on the Temple of Theseus in Athens, the interior is more austere, but has a beautiful depiction of the Ascension carved above the high altar. St Mary's Pro-Cathedral is home to the famous Palestrina Choir, whose echoing symphonies and melodies beautifully reignite faith and offer moments of solace and repose. Anchoring a magnificent organ which dates back to decades, the cathedral is as much a stirring religious institution as it is a body of great architectural finesse. Adorned with an extensive nave, heartwarming marble sculptures and beautifully-textured walls, St Mary's Pro-Cathedral is one of the most unrivaled landmarks of Dublin.

Location:  Marlborough Street

Business hours:  Mo-Fr 7:30 a.m.-6:45 p.m., Sa 7:30 a.m.-7:15 p.m., Su 9:00 a.m.-1:45 p.m., Su 5:30 p.m.-7:45 p.m.