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Sightseeing in Dublin - what to see. Complete travel guide

This city has an impressive history, wide choice of architectural places of interest and multiple entertainments. The southern part of Dublin is the most attractive for visitors of this magnificent city. Here you will find several ancient churches, visit Museum of History, or take a walk in old quarters that are stretched along the bank of the river.
Dublin will be liked not only by tourists who enjoy visiting various excursions and cultural attractions, but also by fans of outdoor activities. The city is home to one of the most famous … Open
The central street of Dublin is called O'Connell Street. This is home to numerous popular restaurants and bars. At night discos and night clubs are open and wait for their visitors. Temple Bar is known as the oldest region of the city. Tourists traditionally enjoy walking on its cozy shadowy streets, looking at houses that look very unusual for modern people. Among the fanciful houses you will find souvenir outlets and pubs, both decorated according to the style of previous centuries.
The main sight of Dublin is St Patrick's Cathedral that can be seen on the central square of Dublin. Many centuries ago here lived Saint Patrick. He organized christening of the locals and so many people gathered on the square to pray or to sanctify icons. Among interesting and memorable places in Dublin we should definitely mention Ely Place, Marriott Square, and Fitzwilliam Square. Many memorable obelisks are installed on these squares. Dublin Palace is the oldest building in the city. In was built in the 12th century. For a long time the palace was used as a summer residence of Irish kings. Later the palace was used as the residence of the British administration. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
1. Summer is considered the most favorable time for rest. During this time of year the temperature is about 20 degrees and it rains extremely rare, so nothing can prevent tourists from … Open
Among cultural facilities of Dublin we should definitely mention the National Theater of Ireland “Abbey”, Dublin Civil Museum, State Concert Hall, National Gallery and several libraries opened over a hundred years ago. You should also definitely visit Trinity College that was founded by the order of the queen Elizabeth in the end of the 16th century. This is a beautiful architectural complex surrounded by old tress and amazing flowerbeds.
One of the busiest tourist places in the city is Grafton Street. Many beautiful historic buildings built in traditional style, have been preserved in it. The most popular souvenir shops of the city, and many other excellent national restaurants and bars, are located here too. This luxury street is one of the most expensive in the world in terms of rent and purchase of housing. There are several prestigious hotels located here.
Carrolls Irish Gifts center in Dublin offers its customers plenty of tempting shops and a variety of goods. They sell inexpensive casual clothes and incredible souvenirs. Original keyrings … Open
One of the oldest buildings in the city is the “Christ Church Cathedral”. It was built in the 11th century. Over hundreds of years of its existence, the facade of this historic building remained virtually unchanged, while its interior decoration was completely renovated during the last restoration in the 19th century. One of the main secrets of this picturesque cathedral is a cozy patio, decorated in a Victorian style.
There are many interesting museums in Dublin. One of the most unusual among them is the Guinness Storehouse. It is located in a historic building, which was one of the shops of the Guinness Brewery factory in the 8th century. This shop was closed in 1988. A few years after the closure of the shop, it was decided to open a museum in the large building. Its exposition is very multifaceted and is devoted to the history of brewing. Among the exhibits, one can also see old equipments from the factory.
Discovering the architecture of Dublin from bird's eye view! St Patrick Cathedral, The Custom House, National Museum of Ireland, Dublin Writers Museum, all those monuments are defining the image of Dublin … Open
The National Leprechauns Museum is a great place for a family visit. Its opening was in 2003. For Ireland, leprechauns are a true national symbol. During the excursion, visitors will be told a lot of interesting stories about these fabulous creatures.
The Streets Of Dublin At Night Fans of theatrical art in Dublin, should visit the Abbey Theater. Its opening took place in 1904. However in 1951, the historical building of the theater was almost completely destroyed during a fire. Only 15 years later, was a new building constructed for the theater. Presently, the popular theater is largely focused on fans of contemporary art.
Christ Church Cathedral, President Residence, Dublin Castle, National Library of Ireland, as well as many others, they all become the world's cultural heritage objects and remain as iconic monuments for Dublin … Open
An intriguing sightseeing facility is the Kilmanchem Gaol. It was built in the 18th century and remained operational until the early 20th century. In this prison, many of the leaders of the Irish revolts were serving their sentences. In 1924, the Irish authorities decided to close it. Now the historic building is accessible to tourists. There are very interesting excursions here.
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Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Dublin
♥   Shopping area 'Henry Street' Dublin, 0.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Grafton Street' Dublin, 0.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' O Connell Street' Dublin, 0.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Dublin
♥   Castle 'Dublin Castle' , 0.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Clontarf Castle' , 4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Ashtown Castle' , 5.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Drimnagh Castle' , 5.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Rathfarnham Castle' , 5.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Dublin
♥   Park 'Botanic Gardens' , 139 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Dublin and around
♥   Art museum 'National Gallery of Ireland' Dublin, 0.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery' Dublin, 0.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Irish Museum of Modern Art' Dublin, 2.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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Newgrange

From the series “The oldest monuments on earth survived”
The detailed research of the cemetery showed that its tunnel is directed to the exact place of the sunrise on the day of winter solstice. Above the entrance to the cemetery is a niche, through which the sun rays radiate into the interior of the grave at the appointed time of the year. The niche diameter is less than 20 cm, on the day of the winter sunrise - the shortest day of the year - the sun rays in the niche are focused in a special way and reach the most distant chamber of the grave corridor. Newgrange was quite a long time, discovered in 1699. Today, not only the astronomers and the architects, but also the esoteric and temporal researchers are investigating this ancient grave. … Read further

Sightseeing in Ireland: things to see

The main education centre of the country, Trinity College, is worth closest attention. The age of the college is more than a thousand years. It is located in a beautiful building made in Victorian style. There is a library near the college, which keeps the symbol of Ireland – “the book of Celts”. This is an ancient manuscript of Christian culture and a priceless artefact. … Open
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