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St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church

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Address: Market Street, Galway, Ireland
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+353 91 564 648
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The largest medieval church in Ireland is surrounded by narrow, winding...

The largest medieval church in Ireland is surrounded by narrow, winding streets and a bustling marketplace.

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Interdenominational church

St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church is on Market Street where there is a weekend market. It is a beautiful old church which is now shared by three denominations- Anglican, Russian... read more

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church is on Market Street where there is a weekend market. It is a beautiful old church which is now shared by three denominations- Anglican, Russian orthodox and Romanian orthodox. There are lovely icons in the section used by the orthodox faiths. Stained glass windows also adorned the church. It is a quiet place to spend a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This church was the one that Christopher Columbus prayed in for 4 years before finding the new world (aka USA)! During a period of time it was taken over and used as a stable for livestock - we found a horse shoe print in the floor! One of the town vendors told us these details

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Lisburn, Northern Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see. Such a beautiful church and so full of history. It is very atmospheric, both by day and at night. Loved wandering round reading about the events which took place there. Amazing.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As someone who's been to a lot of churches in the British Isles, I thought this was a beautiful historic church. There is a pamphlet (available in many languages) near the door with a brief history of the church and highlights to seek when you are exploring the inside. I am personally interested in monumental inscriptions and also spent some... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are plenty of Anglican churches in Ireland!!! Our guide was in a bit of a hurry, so he spent only about ten minutes here. But, the place was so beautiful, and so peaceful, that I went back to it when our tour group was given some "free" time to wander around Galway. Really worth a visit. And, for those... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

September 2016 I was strolling through the Farmers Market several times on a lazy sun splashed Sunday when a man passing out fliers noticed me for the 2nd or 3rd time. Said, I was walking by him so many times I had to come see the church choir sing that night as, he was choir master! Told him okay. As... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

I just happened upon this church and it seems to be open most of the time. It is very interesting in that it appears to have been rebuilt and turned on its axis. There is a floor plan explaining it but it is hard to see. I would have loved to have found more history on display. A fantastic building!... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

An off the beaten track but well worth th visit to this interesting church. Something that stuck out was the plaque on the wall with Jane Eyre written on it , automatically thought of the novel by Charlotte Bronte. Fascinating story from the lady at the entrance about the families and also how Christopher Columbus was there too. The church... More 

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Prospect Park, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Just off the quay pedestrian mall so easy to include on your stroll. Has beautiful interior and some historical photos/placards.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

In the city center, so easy to swing by for a bit -- takes about 15 minutes. Brochures available with some short history about some of the aspects.

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