Travel Dublin City Beautiful Destination in Ireland

Dublin, the capital of Ireland, situated on the River Liffey and that this service provides a centerpiece for many of the features of the area. Dublin city center is quite compact and it is here where the most interesting sights. As you go further, are the suburban areas as Rathfarnham, which is a good gateway to the attractions of the Dublin Mountains. Tallaght (Dublin's most populous suburb) and other cities in more rural environments, such as Newcastle, Rathcoole and Saggart worth visiting. Dundrum and Stepaside are close to the Dublin Mountains and is the highest pub in Dublin, the famous Johnny Fox's Glencullen, one. You must drink, music and great food

North of the city are the attractive towns of Malahide, Howth and Swords and north again on the coast are tourist towns of Skerries, Rush and Lusk. Balbriggan is a densely populated south of the border with County Meath and is home to many commuters who work in the city.

Being the capital and central administrative headquarters for the 26 counties of Dublin offers a wealth of historical and sightseeing opportunities. The city has three universities, the most famous Trinity College located in central Dublin. Besides being a recognized place of learning, the college houses the world famous Book of Kells and is one of the most visited tourist attractions in the country. The campus has a wonderful Georgian architecture and generous gardens in the center of the city. The Long Room Library is another outstanding feature of Trinity College. The other two universities UCD (University College Dublin) on the south side of the city and the DCU (Dublin City University) on the north side of Dublin.

Very close to Trinity College, Dublin Castle, which was the seat of administration of the British occupation of Ireland by the Government. Today it is home to the Revenue Commissioners and various other government bodies. St. Patrick's Cathedral and Christchurch Cathedral are two famous architectural gems within walking distance of Dublin Castle should not be missed on any trip to Dublin. Dail Eireann, the seat of government is in Kildare Street and in the back of it is the National Gallery of Ireland and the Natural History Museum in Merrion Street. This is located on the south side of the river Liffey.

Across the river is O'Connell Street, the main street of the city that is the landmark GPO (General Post Office) and the Spire of Dublin. The GPO is historically important as it was at the center of the rebellion of 1916 that marked a turning point in Irish history, and even a failed rebellion began the process of ending the British occupation of Ireland, which ended about five years later.

The Spire of Dublin is a recent addition to the skyline and gets criticism and praise in almost equal. Located in the heart of O'Connell Street, where once was Nelson's Column. This was built during the British occupation of Ireland, but was destroyed by the IRA in 1966. Much discussion took place for nearly 40 years as to what to replace it and, finally, with the soft Spire of Dublin took place.

Downstream a little is the Four Courts complex of buildings and nearby is the Jameson Distillery in Smithfield. Of course, you can not visit Dublin without being aware of its most famous product Guinness. The famous stout, black with a white collar, was founded and is brewed in Dublin. The complex is brewing in James Street and close to one is the busiest attractions in Ireland, the Guinness Storehouse, where visitors can learn about the history of the product and try some free samples, while watching the city from a high vantage point.

Dublin is home to many parks and the city center is a prominent St. Stephens Green, a beautiful oasis of tranquility in the bustling city. Beside it is the most famous shopping street in Dublin, Grafton Street. Nearby is Merrion Square Park and in Ballsbridge, Herbert Park's magnificent. But overshadowing them all is the Phoenix Park, west of downtown, which is the largest urban park in Europe, comprising 1760 acres.

Located in the lush green virgin Dublin Zoo is one of the biggest attractions for visitors to Ireland. Phoenix Park contains the residence of the President of Ireland, Aras an Uachtaráin and also the U.S. ambassador. Gamos have occupied the park from the 17th century and the place is a paradise for walkers and hikers. It is one of the greatest services to the people of Dublin and visitors.

Dublin is a city with a great buzz to it. Areas such as Temple Bar, Baggot Street and Stephens Green have bars, restaurants and nightclubs. There are a variety of accommodations, from hostels to five star hotels. Famous hotels in Dublin include the Shelbourne Hotel on Stephens Green and the Gresham Hotel on O'Connell Street. U2, the rock group from Dublin, the owner of The Clarence Hotel coward in the south quays.

Transportation needs are served by buses (Dublin Bus), tram (LUAS) and urban rail (DART). At the beginning of a new decade, it is worth considering a holiday or break in Dublin, one of the great cities of Europe


Dublin city

Trinity College

St Patricks Cathedral

Christchurch Cathedral

O’Connell Street

St. Stephens Green

Dublin Zoo

Merrion Square Park

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