Dublin, the capital of Ireland 🇮🇪 is the most walkable city in Europe. This laid-back city is an exquisite blend of Victorian pubs, rows of elegant Georgian townhouses in a silvery tone, and glittering modern buildings.
As a tourist, if you are looking for exceptional places to visit, restaurants to dine in, theaters or clubs for nightlife and entertainment or some elegant place to shop, Dublin is the place for you. This city which is spread over the broad valley of River Liffey, with Wicklow Hills sheltering it has enough attractions to keep you entertained for a long time without much exertion. Whether you start your journey from the north at Phoenix Park or head south to River Liffey, the city, and the people will welcome you with open arms and you would not help to fall in love with the city’s color, charm, and craziness. Here is a list of 8 top visited attractions and the best things to do you step foot in Dublin:
1. The Guinness Storehouse
A Guinness, it does taste better in Ireland. A trip to Dublin would not be complete without visiting The Guinness Storehouse. Take a tour of the storehouse and you know everything you need you about this world-famous beer. You can also take a pint on the roof top and enjoy the 360-degree view of Dublin city.
2. Trinity College
You can kick start your tour by taking a beautiful stroll on a sunny afternoon to Trinity College. It’s incredible history, building, museum, and monuments are worth a visit. It is famous throughout the world for its great treasures like Book of Kells (an illuminated manuscript written by written in 800AD by a group of monks), the books of Durrow and Armagh and an Irish harp. These valuable artifacts are placed in The Treasury and an exquisitely inspiring Long Room which holds 200,000 oldest books.
3. Grafton Street
If you want to go on a shopping spree and make your experience beautiful Grafton Street is the next destination for you. This street buzzes 24/7 and you’ll find buskers, jewelers, a range of boutiques and department stores. Be sure to pay a visit to Bewley’s Oriental Café or else the alluring aroma of caffeine will make it harder for you to resist it.
4. The Little Museum of Dublin
This place is a great way to see how people in Dublin live their lives and how they have evolved over the past century as it houses a crowdsourced collection donated by Dublin residents. It also hosts temporary exhibitions from time to time and has some permanent installations like U2 retrospective with exhibits donated by band members and a lectern used by John F. Kennedy when he addressed the Irish Parliament.
5. The Dublin Zoo
It is the largest enclosed urban park in Europe and has a collection of rare and exotic animals living in a wide variety of habitats. Wander through the zoo and gaze at giraffes and zebras and then head to the Kaziranga Forest to see magnificent Asian elephants. The zoo attracts more than one million visitors annually and is the second oldest zoo in Europe.
6. Christ Church Cathedral
It is built on the site of Dublin’s first church. The building has some magnificent early gothic arches and you can also see the 14th-century replica of the tomb of Norman conqueror Strongbow, who is buried elsewhere in the cathedral. This majestic building is a treat for eyes and leaves the beholder in its awe.
7. Temple Bar
It is an area on the south of River Liffey. It is a lively, vibrant area which is busy in the mornings, afternoons and especially at night. Go here if you are in a mood of attending a good party and have some fine drinks and dance as you listen to the beautiful tunes performed by the talented musicians. You’ll also see outlets of many cultural institutions in Ireland such as Irish Photography Center and Irish Film Institute.
8. The National Gallery of Ireland
The National Gallery of Ireland has the finest collection of Irish art in the world and houses 2,500 paintings and some 10,000 other unique works in different media like watercolors, drawings, prints, and sculpture. The gallery displays an outstanding collection of European art from Middle Ages to the present day. The great gallery is spread over four levels and hosts temporary exhibitions. The Highlights of the gallery include works by Van Gough, Monet, Vermeer, and Caravaggio.Check out these 8 #Greatest Things To Do in #Dublin! 🇮🇪 #IrelandClick To Tweet
There are plenty of other magnificent things to see in Dublin and of course, outside of Dublin, but the places listed above are the best of them and among travel trends. If you are in Dublin and want an advice as to which places you should visit, talk to the people. The Irish people are sociable, knowledgeable and an opinionated bunch of people so do have a chat with them they’ll definitely let you know about the places where you can make best memories that will help you make your trip to Dublin unforgettable.
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