A Tour Of Dublin, A Youthful And Cosmopolitan City

Dublin is a city full of vitality, a city with many attractions that we are going to know.
A tour of Dublin, a youthful and cosmopolitan city

The capital of the Republic of Ireland stands out for being a cosmopolitan city, but one that keeps traditions. Over time it has become one of the places chosen by thousands of young people to travel, live or study. Come with us to take a little tour of Dublin, a city that hooks you.

Essential places on a Dublin tour

Dublin is a city with many attractions.  In addition to walking through its historic center, you can visit museums, monuments, parks and some other curious and interesting places. Let’s see the most outstanding ones.

Trinity College

Trinity College Library
Trinity College Library – Jim Nix / Flickr.com

It is the oldest university in the country, as it was inaugurated by no more and no less than Queen Elizabeth I in 1592. The entire campus is spectacular, a campus that occupies almost 200,000 m² located in the heart of the city.

Special mention deserves its spectacular library, considered one of the most beautiful in the world. Store thousands of manuscripts and printed books. Among them is the so-called  Book of Kells,  a text written in Latin that contains the New Testament gospels and was written by monks in the 9th century.

Temple bar

Temple Bar on a Dublin city break
Temple Bar – William Murphy / Flickr.com

If you want to know part of the Irish essence and spirit, on your tour of Dublin you must walk through this unique neighborhood. Here you can have a good beer and enjoy the purest Dublin atmosphere.

Its narrow and cobbled streets, its traditional establishments and its lively atmosphere make up one of the great leisure areas of the city. A corner full of charm and the purest essence of the country.

In addition, you can enjoy it at any time. In the afternoon and evening in its taverns, and during the day in its markets, in its art galleries or in its clothing stores.

St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Dublin St. Patrick's Cathedral
St. Patrick’s Cathedral – Tony Webster / Flickr.com

You already know how important Saint Patrick is to the Irish, which is why most of the cathedrals in the Church of Ireland are dedicated to him. A building that stood next to the well in which, according to legend, the saint baptized converts.

Although there were other buildings before, the current one was built in the 13th century, in a Gothic style. However, over the centuries it has undergone numerous modifications, such as the one that led to the construction of its spectacular west tower, at the end of the 14th century.

And we said that there were two cathedrals in the city. The other is the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity , older than that of Saint Patrick, since it was built in the 11th century.

O’Connell Street

Dublin O'Donnell Street Bridge
O’Donnell Street Bridge – William Murphy / Flickr.com

This is the main street of the city and another of the places that you cannot miss on your tour of Dublin. A commercial street, always full of people and in which some of the most important monuments of the capital stand out.

Mention should be made of the statue of the nationalist leader that gives the street its name: Daniel O’Connell. And you must not lose sight of the Post Office, an impressive building in which the Republic of Ireland was proclaimed after the uprising of 1916. Much more modern is The Spire, a 120 meter high spire built in 2003.

Saint Stephen’s Green Park

Saint Stephens Park on a Dublin Tour
Saint Stephen’s Park – William Michard / Flickr.com

Dublin is full of parks and nature, and this is one of the highlights. It is not surprising that it is chosen by young and old to get away from the noise of the city and read, study or even paint.

The lake full of swans, its trees, its silence and the atmosphere that people create make it an impressive place that you cannot miss on your tour of Dublin. Perfect to relax for a while and rest after having visited the attractions of the city.

Guinness Storehouse

Guinness Store House in Dublin
Guinness Store House – jeremy Seto / Flickr.com

What comes to mind when you listen to Dublin or Ireland? Isn’t it dark beer? Well, in Dublin you can visit the Guinness factory, the most famous black beer in the world.

It is a seven-story building where you can learn about the entire process of making this  drink. You can also take it in the Gravity Bar, from where you can get amazing views of the city.

There are many other places to visit on a Dublin tour. Places like the castle, Grafton Street, the Famine Memorial, or Kilmainham jail.

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