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Perhaps it's been Dublin's history of hardship that has made it a breeding ground for poets, playwrights, and musicians alike. The city's vibrant culture is unmissable, but here are some its liveliest and most beautiful places to visit!

Guinness Storehouse

The Guinness Brewery's multi-storey exhibit offers a fascinating insight into the black stuff's history and brewing methods. And yes, there's a complimentary pint at the end of it!

Dublin Zoo

The Dublin Zoo hosts creatures great and small from across the globe. Even if you're not with kids, it's worth going just for the daily talks and feedings!

National Gallery of Ireland

The National gallery of Ireland boasts a worthy collection of paintings from Europe and the US, but go for the excellent ensemble of Irish paintings. Entrance is free!

Phoenix Park

Phoenix Park is one of the largest walled city park in Europe, it's big enough to envelop many of the city's attractions, such as Dublin Zoo, the Wellington Monument, and the Magazine Fort.

Kilmainham Gaol

Kilmainham was where the leaders of the Easter Rising were executed. If you're interested in the country's fight for independence then the "Irish Bastille" is a must-do!

Christ Church Cathedral

The Christ Church Cathedral is worth a visit any day of the week, but try to catch its enchanting choral evensongs on Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Dublin Castle

This complex of structures from various eras forms a very odd castle indeed. The gardens behind it were once home to the Dubh Linn (dark pool) that the city was named after!

Photo: zoonabar @Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Croke Park

Hurling, Gaelic football, and rugby: Ireland revels in sports that few other countries understand. Still, land Croke Park tickets to any of the major games and you'll be smitten for life!

Photo: Sean MacEntee @Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Aviva Stadium

It's not all about Croke Park if you're looking to soak up some of Ireland's sporting pride. The sleek Aviva Stadium hosts most of Ireland's international rugby and soccer matches.

Photo: Larry Koester @Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

National Museum of Ireland

From bog men to Bronze Age gold to weaponry dating up till independence, the National Museum is a fundamental look at Ireland from all angles.

Planning Your Dublin Visit

Best time to visit?

Ireland isn't exactly known for its splendid weather, but the best of it generally makes its token appearance at the end of summer (September-ish). If you're looking for an excuse to don a silly hat and swig Guinness, the St. Patrick's Day parade is on March 17th.

How to get around?

The Irish are world-renowned for their terrific sense of humor, and nowhere is this more evident than in Dublin's public transport network! There are 2 unconnected tram lines and trains mainly serve the outer rim of the city. The bus network is extensive but a tough nut to crack for visitors (see dublinbus.ie). The good news, however, is that most of the sights are just a short walk from each other in the heart of the city!

How many days?

You could see the sights of Dublin in a day or two, but remember this is a city of exemplary museums, exciting music and sports events, and enticing modern restaurants. Book a week to delve into its best kept secrets!

Good to Know

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  • Best time to visit
    For the best weather, plan to visit around September, but for the celebrations, come in mid-March for the St. Patrick's Day parade and festivities.

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What People Are Saying About Dublin

A zest of Crazyness on an elegant Robe..

It just takes a "Brian Boru" Harp, a splendid red purple brown, and some nitrogene overwhelming its CO2 to create an Irish cultural work of art.

Breathtaking Northern Ireland, nice guide/driver combo

Irial and Mark were a nice combo of making your day trip to northern ireland perfect. They were funny talkative and handsome folks. Irial always had a nice lil story about almost everything we passed as well as gave us a lot of fun facts! Some of his jokes we did take for real e.g passports guys, brexit! We did enjoy him as a person as well as Mark, the bus driver who took great care of us while driving down the bumpy Irish roads! It would have been even better to listen to irish music some times. To give a little extra for the feeling. Especially on the way back to Dublin.

Giant's Causeway Full-Day Tour from Dublin Reviewed by Gerd, 10/12/2017

Great experience to see the cliffs of Moher

Both the tour guide, Sean, and the driver, John, were very good. The ride was smooth and comfortable. The scenery was worth the trip

Dublin: Moher, Galway Bay and Burren Coastal Drive Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 10/12/2017

Eugenr great guide, Peter very calm, safe driver.

Too many people queue at the Guant's causeway, so the allocated one hour was not enough to walk and hike there and back to the carpark at normal pace in one hour. The guide, Eugene was very good, he kept a good balance in telling about Irish history, legends and landmarks. We eould defiinitely recommend the tour!

Giant's Causeway Full-Day Tour from Dublin Reviewed by Judit, 10/10/2017

Quick and cheap way to get to the city center

Very well service to the city center of Dublin. The bus stops are well positioned and mostly every ten minutes is running a bus.