THE BEST ATTRACTIONS IN DUBLIN
DUBLIN – CITY FULL OF ATTRACTIONS
Dublin, like almost all capitals, is a city full of attractions, where it's hard to get bored. You have to spend a minimum of two days to visit them all, although the city itself is not a big metropolis, with only half a million inhabitants. Dublin is characterized by artistic atmosphere, urban sprawl and a huge number of pubs and restaurants. Music reigns here - there are bars offering live concerts in every corner: from traditional Irish melodies, to acoustic performances of original songwriting and rock and blues gigs.
It is here where the most important monuments of Dublin are gathered, including the St. Patrick's Cathedral and the Church of Christ, as well as the ruins of the city walls built during the reign of the Vikings.
- Christ Church Cathedral:
It is worth paying attention to the chapels in the church and the medieval crypt - the largest structure of this type in Ireland.
- entry: 6.50 euro
- info: www.christchurchcathedral.ie
- St. Patrick's Cathedral:
On the website you can sign up for one of the free guided tours of the cathedral. If you are tired of sightseeing, take a rest in the beautiful cathedral park accessible to everyone.
- entry: 6.50 euro
- info: www.stpatrickscathedral.ie
- Dublin Castle:
It is worth visiting the exhibition halls (with a portrait gallery), the Government Corridor, the throne room, the Gothic room, the library and the St. Patrick's Hall.
- entry: 10 euro
- info: www.dublincastle.ie
Trinity College is the oldest and most renowned university in Ireland. Divided into three separate faculties, it offers its students studies in 25 different fields. It is located near the city park Saint Stephen's Green, which is one of the most popular places to relax in Dublin.
In Trinity College, it's worth visiting: Parliament Square, the Campanile Tower, the Samuel Beckett Theater, the Old Library (very impressive), the Science Gallery (free admission) and the Zoological Museum (admission: 3 euros).
- guided campus tour + entry to the library: 14 euro, campus tour only: 4 euro.
- info: www.tcd.ie
The Guinness Museum shows how one of the most popular beers in the world has been brewed for over three centuries. It is necessary to spend a few hours visiting it, because in addition to a large dose of information, during the trip tourists also participate in various attractions, such as Irish dance shows, traditional live music performances or taking part in professional beer tasting (there are special varieties of Guinness to try, which you can not get anywhere else in the world).
- entry: 25 euro (pint of Guinness included)
- info: www.guinness-storehouse.com
Tickets for all attractions can be bought online before you go, which I recommend especially if you are going to Dublin in the summer season. There are practically always a lot of tourists in Dublin, therefore be prepared to queue and do not plan too much to see in one day. Most of the monuments and interesting objects are concentrated in the city center, allowing you to explore Dublin on foot!
Of course, the above attractions are just a taste of what Dublin offers. Maybe there is something that you absolutely would like to see, but it did not appear in the above post? Please share in the comments :)