Dublin was the first stop on my trip to Ireland, in October 2019. The city catches everyone’s attention for its vibrant streets, the multiculturalism, easy to notice in the different languages we hear everywhere, for the music that is everywhere and even for the history of the buildings in the city.
In this post, I leave you with 10 places you can’t miss in Dublin.
In the centre of Dublin, you’ll find Temple Bar, the most typical neighbourhood in the capital of Ireland. This neighbourhood is full of restaurants and pubs and it is the biggest cultural and leisure centre in the city. This neighbourhood is truly charming. The colourful facades, the narrow streets, the barrels at the door, everything works in perfect harmony.
O’ Connell Street
The O’ Connell Street is the main street of the city, always with movement. In this street, it is possible to catch several buses that connect the airport to other cities, such as Belfast. One of the main touristic centres of the city is located in the O’ Connell Street. There, you will always find helpful tips for visiting the city. In this street, you will also find The Spire, a giant needle 120m tall that fuses with the sky.
The Guinness Storehouse was built in 1904 to be used as a beer fermentation place. From those days until today, it has been a place with a strong impact on the local economy, both for the revenue it generates and for the number of jobs it creates. In the museum, it is possible to learn about the entire process of beer production. The experience ends on the highest floor of the museum, in a bar with a view of the entire city, where you can enjoy a beer.
St. Patrick’s Cathedral
The St. Patrick’s Cathedral was built to honor his patron saint and it is one of the most important cathedrals from the Ireland church. The building is imposing and it is surrounded by a beautiful garden where the locals get together to enjoy the sun (well, when it shows up).
Dublin Castle is located in the heart of the city. This castle served for different functions during history. It was a nesting site for the Vikings, a military fortress, a royal residence, the headquarters for the Irish Court of Justice and the headquarters for the English Administration in Ireland. Today, it is a touristic point in the city that can be visited by everyone and it is also used to host events.
Christ Church Cathedral
Christ Church Cathedral, also known as the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, is one of the oldest Protestant cathedrals in Dublin. The cathedral is located next to Dublinia and impresses with its imposing structure.
Dublinia is an interactive exhibition that allows us to make a trip to the past in Dublin history, to the period of the Vikings and the Middle Ages. This museum has exhibitions that recreate in real size the daily life of the Vikings and the Medieval Period.
Saint Stephens Green
The park is situated in the centre of Dublin and it is the perfect place to rest between visits and to drink the typical beer. The location of the park makes it very easy to find.
River Liffey bridges
The River Liffey divides the city into two zones, the north and the south. Back in time, it used to divide the poor and the rich.
Getting lost in the streets
Lastly but not least, there is no better way to know a new city than by exploring the streets without a specific destination. In Dublin, you will find a pub, a typical shop or an instagrammable place in any corner. Let’s just end this by saying that going out without a destination is the best way to find the destination!
I hope you liked this post about Dublin. We will also bring you a post about Belfast and Cork.
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