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Top 5 places to visit in Dublin, Ireland

Monday, June 6th, 2011

When visiting Dublin, the capital of Ireland, there are many sights worth to visit. Travelers can find many attractions all around the city. It is clever to buy a hop on and off bus ticket to explore the city. The bus stops at the biggest tourist spots of the city, like the National Museum or National Gallery. It is good to know that the city centre is relatively small and can be easily explored by foot. Dublin is divided by the River Liffey, on the north side a shopping area can be found. All shoppers should note O’Connell Street, Grafton Street and Henry Street. On the south side tourist explore numerous attractions, museums and galleries.

Dublin CastlePhoto by infomatique

Christ Church Cathedral, Dublinia & the Viking World

Christ Church Cathedral is the oldest building in Dublin, dating back to the 11th century. Next to the Cathedral you will find Dublinia and the Viking World Museum, with exhibitions of Dublin’s medieval life, as it was in Viking times.

National Museum, National Gallery and National Library

All three points of interest are located in close proximity to each other and are definitely a must see in Dublin. Admission to all three  is free, though they can are often be overcrowded so overcrowded so make sure to go early! The National Museum of Ireland houses archeology and history collections. While the National Gallery is home to Irish and European art collections.

Dublin Writers Museum

Many famous Irish writers came from Dublin. This museum is dedicated to Irish literature and lives of James Joyce, George Bernard Shaw and many other famous Irish names. The museum is located in an 18th century house which also raises the feeling of the history.

Guinness beer and Jameson whiskey tours

Who wouldn’t ever heard of the Guinness Beer? All beer lovers know this Dublin’s most famous drink. This Storehouse tells the story of Guinness in an interesting exhibition. The bar on the seventh floor offers you a pint of beer that you can enjoy while looking over Dublin from this viewpoint.

After tour in the Guinness Storehouse head to Old Jameson Distillery. During the tour they choose 4 volunteers for Jameson tasting. Make sure you raise your hand.

Dublin Castle

Dublin Castle was founded in 1204 as a major defensive building. It fullfilled numerous roles in the history and now it is a major Irish government complex. The State Apartments contain rooms formerly used by the Lord Lieutenant for personal accomodation and official entertaining.

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Venere Travel Blog writer gabriela ordenana

Gabriela Ordenana is an Ecuadorian freelance travel writer currently living at Oahu, Hawaii. She loves traveling around the world and has lived in Europe for many years.

3 responses to “Top 5 places to visit in Dublin, Ireland”

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  1. Petit Villa Siem Reap says via Facebook:
    June 6th, 2011 at 18:55


  2. john says:
    December 4th, 2012 at 22:24


  3. EyeonIreland says:
    March 2nd, 2013 at 12:05

    Absolutely agree about Christchurch and the Dublinia exhibition. For anyone researching family history I would add the National Library on Kildare Street to the list and the nearby area around Merrion Square as there is lots to see in that part if town.

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