The city, impressive with a rich history, a variety of architectural monuments and entertainment. Most notable for holidaymakers is the southern area of Dublin, here you can see several ancient churches, visit the Historical Museum and stroll through the old quarters along the river bank. The central street is called O'Connell Street, it is here that popular restaurants, casinos, bars are located, and in the evenings, guests can enjoy discos and nightclubs. The oldest area is the Temple Bar, tourists like to walk along its cozy shady streets, consider unusual for modern people buildings. Among the quaint little houses, you can find souvenir shops and pubs, also decorated in the style of the past centuries.
So the list of the best tourist places in front of you:
This place is so popular with visiting tourists that from year to year occupies the highest line in the rating of attendance. More than a million people want to take the cozy walls of the museum-brewery Guinness. The main point for many visitors is Gravity Bar (it is the highest point in the capital of Ireland), where you will have a pleasant surprise: a free beer mug. If you are a big fan of strong drinks, then you should not bypass the Jameson distillery (The Old Jameson Distillery). "Old Jameson distillery" - an unusually popular museum, entirely dedicated to the production and history of Irish whiskey. Opening hours: all week from 9:30 to 17:00 Ticket price: 18 euros
Perhaps the most famous area of Dublin is the Temple Bar. A quarter of pubs, small cafes, shops, art galleries, and street musicians. Bars here work late, and from everyone can hear the sounds of Irish music. The heart of the bohemian, youth, tourist (and just drunk) Dublin. We recommend you to visit: actually, the Temple Bar itself, Ireland's oldest pub The Brazen Head, cultural centers: Irish Photography and Irish Cinema. On Saturday at the Meetinghouse Square there is a food fair. In short, the Temple Bar is worth a visit in search of entertainment and dating with interesting people.
The most famous and prestigious university in Ireland is known not only for the quality of education, but also for three other distinctive features: the Trinity College building is a model of exquisite architecture in the spirit of Dublin; a stunning landscape will arouse the trembling of any artist, and the university library houses an amazing treasure a handwritten Kell book created by Irish monks. Strictly speaking, most tourists visit Trinity College in Dublin primarily to see the Book of Kells. We will add: in addition to the Book, the very building of the Old Library will enthrall any book-lover. Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 9:30 to 17:00, on Sundays from 9:30 to 16:30 (May-September) and from 12:00 to 16:30 (October to April) Ticket price: for adults 10 euros, for students 8 euros, children under 18 free of charge
St. Patrick's Cathedral is the main and largest church in Ireland. In its time, the cathedral had to endure many difficult moments, including 1649, when Cromwell turned it into a stable for his horses. In the late 19th century, thanks to a generous donation from Sir Benjamin Lee Guinness, the cathedral was substantially restored. However, today St. Patrick's Cathedral is known as the place of service of Jonathan Swift, author of "Gulliver's Travels". The grave of Swift is in the cathedral. Interestingly: in the park next to the cathedral you can see the complex of bas-reliefs of the Parade of Literatures. This is a monument in honor of the famous Irish writers, such as Jonathan Swift, Bernard Shaw, Oscar Wilde, and others. Opening hours: Monday to Tuesday from 9:00 to 17:00, on Sundays from 9:00 to 10:30 and from 12:30 to 14:30 Ticket price: for adults 5,5 euros, for children free admission
While visiting the National Museum of Ireland, spend time in the Treasury and see examples of Celtic and medieval art, such as the famous Ardagh bowl, Tara brooch and Derrynaflan treasure. Take a look at the best collections of prehistoric gold artifacts in Europe that you will find in Or - Irish Gold. Wander through prehistoric Ireland and experience life during the Viking Age, conquering the Emerald Isle. Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 to 17:00, Sunday from 14:00 to 17:00 Free admission
To date, the collection of the National Gallery of Ireland includes more than 2500 paintings and about 10,000 other works in various directions, including watercolors, drawings, engravings, and sculptures. Within the walls of this building, every major European school of painting is widely represented. Visitors are waiting for the famous collection of Irish paintings. Among other attractions, I want to highlight the works of Vermeer, Caravaggio, Picasso, Van Gogh, and Monet
Dublin Zoo is the oldest in the world because it was built in 1830. The area of this zoo is 28 hectares, here live in ideal artificially created conditions about 600 individuals, which, of course, you need to see! All animals here feel at home, clean, well-groomed, fed, the territory for each species is provided in impressive sizes. Take a stroll through the African savanna and look at the giraffes, zebras, Sahara oryx and ostriches, then head out to the forests of Kaziranga to see the magnificent herd of Asian elephants who consider this a beautiful place to be home. Look at many rare and exotic animals living and dwelling in a wide variety of natural habitats.
The history of the Dublin Castle, like many Irish stories, is associated with the British and Vikings. Within its walls 700 years were the governors of the English crown in Ireland. Until 1922, the British government occupied this magnificent monument of architecture in Ireland. The structure is located in the place where the Dublin rivers Podl and Liffi form a black lake - in Irish "dabh linn", from which the city of Dublin got its name. Dublin Castle is a landmark of the capital and after major reconstruction is used for conferences. During the presidency of Ireland in the European Union, the castle became the venue for many meetings of officials and conferences.
The 25-hectare National Botanic Garden is 3 km from the center of Dublin in the Glasnevin district. In the garden, founded in 1795, there are 19.5 thousand plants from different parts of the world. In the garden there are paintings of flowers, alpine hills, rosaries, arboretums, there are several greenhouses, a pond. The European Nostra Award was awarded to the Palm House with a collection of plants from the tropical regions. The Botanical Garden is the center for breeding expensive varieties of orchids. Annually in the garden from September to October there is an exhibition of sculpture - the largest exhibition in Ireland in the open air.