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DublinDublin is a cultural capital with a rich history. Natives abroad yearn for the pubs and the humour (or "craic") which teem in this ever-growing city. A fascinating place with incredible beautifully preserved mansions and castles, meticulously curated museums, churches, cathedrals, and parks, the city has one foot in the past and an eye on the future.
The CityDublin's attractions are as diverse as they are plentiful: from the 11th-century Christ Church Cathedral to the Leprechaun Museum to the Guinness Storehouse, this city has a wide selection of things to do and see. The plethora of literary pubs has earned its status as one of just five UNESCO Cities of Literature on the planet. You can raise a pint to writers like James Joyce, Oscar Wilde, and Bram Stoker or explore the life and works of poet W.B. Yeats at the National Library. Dublin is a great city to explore on foot. From the gracious city parks of Merrion Square and Iveagh Gardens to the grand Georgian architecture and alfresco café culture of South William and Drury Streets, there's a lot to divert your attention. And don't forget Temple Bar–a cobblestoned cultural enclave of galleries, restaurants, hopping pubs, and the lively Meeting House Square.
Do & See
Dublin's streets are a busy mix of past and present. This city has always inspired writers, visitors, and political firebrands alike. To walk these streets is to journey through history–from the city's Viking roots by the banks of the river Liffey to its atmospheric medieval churches with their mummified remains and holy relics. The more recent architecture includes the gracious Georgian streets, as well as museums, theatres, and several parks where one can escape the hustle and bustle of city life.
Dublin has an exciting food scene. Naturally, there's plenty of Irish fare, both traditional and modern, but you'll also find a tasty selection of ethnic eateries spanning most global cuisines.
The pub is a place dear to the heart of every Dubliner, but you'll find that cafés and tea shops come in a very close second. There are hundreds of cafes in Dublin offering the finest coffees and teas from around the world along with a wide selection of delicious food and sweet cakes to accompany them.
Bars & Nightlife
Dublin's pubs are slices of the nation's living culture. The eclectic atmosphere sparks "craic" in every nook and cranny of this ever-growing city's watering holes. Choose among 1000 pubs to get up close and personal with local history and culture.
Dublin offers diverse shopping options for all tastes–whether you're after Waterford crystal, jewellery from a local contemporary designer, or even handmade stationary, you're sure to find it here. High street shopping is focused on either side of the Liffey, while department stores and open-air markets also feature. If you want to intersperse your shopping with a little sightseeing, take a stroll down Grafton Street or stop by The Spire, which overlooks Henry Street.