Dublin

Dublin is the capital of Ireland and the largest city on the island. Located on the eastern coast of the island, at the mouth of the River Liffey, which crosses the city and separates into North and South. These two sections joined together by bridges and dramatically lit at night. It is a beautiful city with plenty of color, well-preserved buildings with elegant coloured facades, a tradition that is lost in depths of centuries, cultural life, monuments, majestic sights, intense life and happy, pleasant people. The city flooded by the youth and optimism for life, since the average age of its residents, no more than 30.

Attractions

Trinity University College, founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth the First and is the oldest University in Dublin. Global measurements of the ranks among the top 50 of the list of major Universities. Apart from the huge volume of books, has a million rare manuscripts, dating from the 8th century AD. Features are the great books of the Celts, who constitute a pole of attraction for thousands of historians. Impression causes and the basic premise of the library, which has a length of 65 meters.

St Patrick's Cathedral: The Church was built in the exact same spot, which was located in the 5th century there a smaller in honor of St. Patrick's day. Today the Temple work for important events, such as National anniversaries and funerals high people. It has a wonderful architecture both externally and internally and is richly decorated.

The House is an imposing structure, originally created to house the headquarters of the administrative services of the port of the city and collecting duties. Since then, its use has changed several times. It is a neoclassical 18th century building, on the North Bank of the River Liffey.  The 4 sides of the building adorned statues representing Ireland's rivers and the shield, the symbol of the city. During the Irish War of independence, the building was enveloped in flames, after an attack by the IRA, and although repaired, signs of destruction are still visible today.

Kilmainham jail: The former this prison has contributed significantly to the evolution of the history of Ireland at this place were jailed and had executed many Irish Rebels. In these small, full of moisture and odors, stone cells, tortured many important personalities who fought for Irish independence. Now the site is part of a tour and you can see collection of paintings and various objects of prisoners.

Museums

Irish National Museum is located downtown and is composed of 4 buildings. The collections of the presents archaeological finds from excavations in Ireland, projects and the Arts from the cultural life of the region. You will be able to experience the traditions, manners and customs of the place and the way of life in the Irish countryside.

National Gallery of Ireland: Gallery hosts elaborate paintings and sculptures from the 14th century, by the French, Dutch and Italian school and deservedly ranks as one of the largest in Northern Europe. You will have the opportunity to admire works from around the world and excellent paintings of famous Irish painters.

Museum of Bram Stoker: Bram Stoker first published in 1897, the creepy but simultaneously excellent work, Dracula. The space is in a sense the home of Count Dracula and causes you to spend a terrifying experience. You'll see crypt torture, blood running down walls, nasty little insects and you will hear strange sounds.

Old Jameson Distillery: In Ireland produced from 1780, with outstanding success the popular whiskey Old Jameson. In a historic distillery you will have the opportunity to watch closely all stages of creation and the culture of the product. Surfing the site presents the procedures, by grinding up the maturation of the drink and the trial.

Moving

Dublin is a relatively small city and you can comfortably and easily navigate on foot or even by bicycle. As regards longer distances and your acquaintance with the city, Dublin has all means of public transport such as buses, tram, train and taxi of course. The charge for taxis ranging at reasonable prices and you can except the "Piazza", to stop someone and on the road.

Hotels

Dublin provides a multitude of hotels and accommodation, for a comfortable and pleasant stay. Apart from the oldest and prestigious hotels in the city you will find cheaper options, like inns with comforts and pleasant spaces.

Fun

All the Dublin cultural movement is concentrated in the popular Temple Bar area. It is the most known and beloved meeting place of locals, but also many visitors. Temple Bar retains its Medieval town planning, with cobbled streets and traditional architecture. The site brings together a lot of options, from important cultural institutions, but also a café, restaurants, bars and clubs for your fun night. Most clubs hosting famous dj in Dublin and various events with well-known bands, with the fun lasts until the early morning hours. The more they are in the region around Stephen's Green, along with the typical Irish pub. Aside from the nightly entertainment and if you love the theatre, a very good opportunity to watch an excellent show at the legendary Abbey Theatre.

Flavors

Dublin has fabulous restaurants and tastes from all around the world. Remember that most restaurants serve dinner on early. The cuisine includes fresh hunt Dublin, lamb, sausages, while excellent seafood place. Will try the delicious traditional Irish boxty plate (pancake of potato with a stuffing of meat or fish), soda bread and Irish beer possible.

Shopping Guide

In the pedestrian area of Grafton street, you will find the most expensive and prestigious shops of the city. In an 18th century Georgian House, housed the famous commercial center Powers court Townhouse Shopping Centre, with fine shops, café and restaurants.

 

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