Home to pubs, shops, galleries, churches and other attractions, Ireland’s capital city is astonishing considering its intimate size. Stroll through the streets to discover its friendly and modest personality, but don’t be fooled – Dublin doesn’t lack entertainment or charisma, though it may not be as mysterious or fashionable as other European capital cities. Places like the food market on Percy Place, architecture like the Leinster House and High Lane Gallery, and the cyclist-studded path along the Grand Canal all contribute to Dublin’s diverse character. Here are 7 things to do in Dublin:
St. Stephen’s Green
Dublin’s 22-acre public park is beautifully landscaped and features a number of sculptures, a children’s playground, and concerts throughout the summer.
St Patrick’s Cathedral
Ireland’s largest medieval church dates back to 1191 and stands today as an architectural, spiritual, and historical site.
Home to the famous Book of Kells, the 16-hectare university site’s official name is the University of Dublin (with Trinity College as its only current school). A masterpiece of architecture and landscaping, this campus is an attractive stop.
National Gallery of Ireland
Wander through the collection of over 10,000 different works of art, from paintings to prints and sculptures.
Since 1204, the Dublin Castle has been an important part of the city. The site contains two museums, the beautiful gothic Chapel Royal, manicured gardens, and the Chester Beatty Library, a rich collection of paintings, manuscripts and other treasures.
This alternative neighbourhood has no shortage of cultural venues. The city’s most famous and vibrant area, Temple Bar is packed with visitors indulging in (sometimes over-priced) food and drinks at the many restaurants, bars, and cafes. The pedestrian streets lead to vintage-clothing stores, art galleries, and live entertainment.
Visit for a tour and learn about the history and process of making the world-famous beer.
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