A city break in Ireland’s capital city, Dublin,takes you to the political and cultural heart of the Irish Republic. Rich inculture, Dublin’s gorgeous Georgian architecture,the legendary pub culture and its unique character make for a trip you’ll neverforget.
Temple BarThe River Liffey runs through the city; once thecity’s lifeline, it’s now home to famous attractions like the Guinness Brewery.The TempleBar area in the centre of the Old Town has been extensivelyrenovated, and with its numerous classic pubs and modern bars, is a firmfavourite for those looking for a night on the tiles. The colourful nightlifeand diverse cultural events attract the crowds every weekend. The narrowstreets and restored houses in this neighbourhood are reminiscent of theoriginal Dublin, as James Joyce immortalised inhis novels, and stand in stark contrast to the city’s more modern buildings.
ShopaholicsO 'Connell Street is the shopping area of theIrish capital, providing shopaholics a huge variety of mainstream and boutiqueshops. Down by the redeveloped Dublin Docklands,the Waterfront is characterized by modern architecture, art galleries andrestaurants. The suburb of Kilmainhamis great for the history fanatics and offers visitors the chance to go off thebeaten path for an intimate sightseeing tour. The former prison, KilmainhamGoal, is also now a museum where you can learn about Irish life and history.
Park LifeIn the centre of Dublinyou’ll find St. Stephen’s Green, one of Dublin’smost famous and most beautiful park. Providing both architectural and botanicaldelights of all kinds, you’ll find the place packed during the sunny season asresidents and visitors alike gather to enjoy the summer sun. Be sure to checkout the nearby Georgian architecture, such as Iveagh House. If you stillhaven’t had your fill of city greenery, be sure to pay Phoenix Park a visit.Located in the northwest of the city, Phoenix Park is one of the largest andgrandest in Europe and is home to a number of rare and ornamental trees, aswell as grand monuments, such as the Wellington Monument and The PhoenixMonument. And if all that’s not enough, you can always pay a visit to DublinZoo.
Historical Must-SeesThe famous TrinityCollege is the oldest university in Ireland. A favourite fortourists, its exquisite grounds, beautiful architecture and its extensivelibrary, which contains the original of the precious Book of Kells, prove aconstant draw for visitors. The Christchurch Cathedral of 1028 is the spiritualheart of the city and one of the most famous sights in Dublin;she was an important place of pilgrimage in the Middle Ages and visiting themedieval crypt, one of the largest in the UK and Ireland, can make you feellike you’ve actually been transported back to the Middle Ages.