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St. Malachy's Church

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Address: 24 Alfred Street, Belfast BT2 8EN, Northern Ireland
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+44 28 9032 1713

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Beautiful church

Beautiful church which is very modern, lots of colour and beauty within. Contains a huge amount of art work and history, great stop even if not Christian to stop and admire the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Jason M
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful church which is very modern, lots of colour and beauty within. Contains a huge amount of art work and history, great stop even if not Christian to stop and admire the work, close to city centre , 2 mins walk from city hall

Thank Jason M
Whitstable, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Open to the public with no cost, this beautiful building has such a solemn and serene feeling from the minute you enter. The interior is absolutely stunning and welcoming. As they don't charge entry, I gave a donation towards the upkeep. Warming & welcoming.

Thank Dee S
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I was staying in the Premier Inn opposite this church and I dropped in to say a pray for some one who was having an operation. I was blown away by the beauty of this church inside. It had a warm , welcoming feeling and the flowers on the altar were amazing. They had a man made version of the... More 

Thank Eimear99
Brighton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

Nice little church, with a nice friendly lady working in there. The sealing is very impressive. Small but beautiful church

Thank Niva10
Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

This historic church, recently beautifully restored is a must see if you are interested in church architecture. The highlight is the vaulted ceiling. The church from the middle of the 19 century was originally partly funded by Protestant industrialists, anxious that their Catholic workers have their own place of worship.

Thank Sean D
Willows, California
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

I was here as a child and felt this was a giant of a church, now seeing it as an adult all I see is the beauty. Built in the 1600's, seeing the fret work buy Itilian workers and the massive marble alter is so beautiful. My parents got married here and this was a must for my trip.

Thank Betty A
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

The interior of this church is AMAZING - in particular the stunning ceiling. I walked around in wonder. If you're into churches and/or architecture you have to go because you won't be disappointed!

Thank Adam S
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Reviewed 13 December 2016

Worth a detour to look at the architecture of this historic church, it is in superb condition throughout.

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Reviewed 6 December 2016

This church is just up from the City Centre Premier Lodge and is well worth a visit for its architecture. It is built in an unusual style, Tudor Revival, although it was started in the 1841. From the outside it looks like a brick built Tudor castle, while inside there is an amazing fan vaulted ceiling based on that found... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

We visited this church yesterday and I marvelled at its construction and design. It was empty and very calm and serene-despite my two girls making their own noise. On November 3, 1841, the feast of Saint Malachy, the foundation stone for Saint Malachy's Church was laid. Well worth a visit.

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