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It’s often said that Dublin, which sits on the edge of the Irish Sea, is one of Europe’s most vibrant and colorful cities offering all things Irish from mellow to poignant music, lively conversation, and genuine laughter whether you’re ambling along bustling avenues, sitting in convivial pubs, or enjoying a large public park that dates to the 17th century.
Central Dublin is easy to explore on foot and there are also not-to-be-missed attractions in north Dublin; you can cross the River Liffey by using the pedestrian Ha’penny bridge. Enjoy browsing the large ILAC and Jarvis shopping centers and the nearby fruit and vegetable market on Moore Street. Also check out nearby Smithfield Village which has been renovated and updated.
Other places to visit include St. Stephen’s Green, a public park since 1664, the Dublin City Gallery and venerable Trinity College, which was founded in 1592. Other historic destinations include early 13th century Dublin castle, 12th century Christ Church Cathedral and impressive examples of 18th- and 19th century Georgian architecture located near the Ha’penny Bridge.
Visitors find ample numbers of traditional Irish pubs throughout the city and one stop on your list should be the Guinness Storehouse located in an historic hop store. Here you can learn about the country’s ultimate libation, the creamy Guinness, and also you’ll want to find a seat in the Gravity bar, which offers great views of the city along with your pint.
Dublin’s impressive literary history, including famous writers such as James Joyce, Oscar Wilde and Samuel Beckett can be inspected at Dublin Writers Museum. Plan several days in this vibrant and exciting city.