The 5 places not to miss in Dublin
1) St. Patrick’s Cathedral The St. Patrick’s Cathedral is the largest in the city and dates back to the twelfth century. Compared to other Cathedrals his style is very simple and minimal, and legend has it that it was built on a well where St. Patrick’s Day baptized Christians converted. Apparently this did not end well and that from here would open the doors of purgatory! Where is Saint Patrick’s Close, at the intersection of Patrick’s Street and Upper Kevin Street Opening hours: Mon-Sat 09.00-17.00, Sun 09.00-10.30, 12.00-14.30 (from March to October also 16:30 to 18:00)
2) The Dublin Castle Perpetually occupied from 1204, unfortunately the original Anglo-Saxon fortress remained only a tower and part of the walls. Inside the castle there are two museums, gardens and the seat of the presidency of Republic. Where is Castle Street Opening hours: for times of individual attractions, visit the link www.dublincastle.ie / visitorfacilities
3) The Guinness Brewery The Guinness Storehouse, which makes Guinness Brewery Arthur Guinness at St. James Gate, 8 is a address critical during a visit to Dublin! The complex runs well on 7 floors. On the top floor you will find the Gravity Bar where you can sample a pint of the Black Stuff Free (using the voucher included with entrance fee). On the ground floor there is the reception, ticket office and a store with many items and souvenirs all dedicated to famous brand. For the subsequent plans you can follow the entire production through a demonstration Interactive multi-sensory to 360 degrees from raw materials. There is also a restaurant that serves dishes all made from beer!
4) Christ Church Cathedral The Cathedral of Christ Church, or more formally the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, is the second oldest church old Dublin after St. Patrick’s Day and is located in the medieval heart of the city. Commissioned by the Viking King Sigrtrygg Silk Facial following his pilgrimage to Rome, still retains its medieval character. Curiously, it is considered by both the Episcopalian Church of Ireland, Anglican, that the Roman one Catholic, but in practice the second order using the Church of Santa Maria. Where is Christchurch Place Opening hours: Mon-Sat 9:00 to 17:00, Sunday 12:30 to 14:30 (16:30 to 18:00 spring and summer too)
5) Glasnevin Cemetery This is the first Christian cemetery built in Dublin (1832). Here are buried most the most important people of Ireland (over to the fathers of independence there are some martyrs died along with Bob Sands during the hunger strike in 1981) and the atmosphere here is very special thanks to his absolute calm and its tombs half broken. Also interesting is the museum of the cemetery. Nearby there is also the John Kavanagh’s Pub, also nicknamed Gravediggers or gravediggers! The entrance to the cemetery costs 8 €, 10 with an audioguide. Where is it: Finglas Road, Glasnevin Opening Hours: Weekdays 10:00 to 17:00, 11:00 to 17:00 Holidays
Other possible destinations
1) The Dublin James Joyce The most famous writer was born in Ireland and lived in Dublin but he wrote with great detail his most famous book, Ulysses, while he was in Italy. One way to see the city is retrace the day lived by Leopold Bloom, the protagonist of the mammoth literary work. It can help to plan the tour (if you have not read the book!) Visit the website of the Centre James Joyce.
2) The church of St. Michan The church of St. Michan contains some well-preserved mummies: the exceptional state of conservation is due to the microclimate that is created in the crypt of the church where they are exposed. It seems to have inspired Bram Stoker’s Dracula for her right here! Among the goodies you remind the mummy of the Viking sawn in two because it was too high!
3) Croke Park Croke Park is the largest stadium in Ireland and offers a truly unique chance to those who do not suffer from vertigo! In fact you can participate in the Skywalk Tour, a guided tour that culminates in a high-altitude walk on the roof of the stadium to more than 44 feet off the ground! The path is along approximately 600 meters along which you will find 5 locations from which you can enjoy panoramic views spectacular of Dublin. You can also buy an audio guide to find out all the details on construction of the stadium and on the most representative buildings of the city that can be seen from above.
4) Temple Bar The Temple Bar area is one of the areas with the highest concentration of Pubs and clubs in Dublin. Among the most important clubs in this area are the Temple Bar, which takes its name from the fact the neighborhood, Hard Rock Cafe and the Porterhouse brewery that serves only beer of its own production! You sample 3 blondes, 3 red and 3 stout all handmade! Also good food and live music at the first the local paino! Among the pubs of Temple Bar consigliatissimi out there or the Brazen Head pub Dublin’s oldest, dating back to 1750. Here, next to open fires, relaxed Daniel O’Connell after long sessions at the Four Courts, the Executioner of the town was also a frequent visitor to the pub. In the summer you can sit in the courtyard where you can enjoy a pint of Guinness and listen music!
Where to shop
1) Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre With over 100 stores, this mall is famous for its facilities glass and steel and for the magnificent view of the city that can be seen from the top floor.
2) Abbey Street Market Set on the street is full of stalls where you can find culinary delights not only typically Irish but from all over the world.
3) Greene’s Bookshop