The most youthful city in Europe!
The Irish capital is alive and is provoking us to explore it. Castles, Irish pubs, vibrant walkways, sights, walks, endless beer and all you need to see and experience in Dublin. Friendly, humane, but mostly youthful, the Irish capital we like, and challenges us to explore it. Dublin has a mainly soul character. The capital of Ireland, and sometimes Viking Harbour, counts over a thousand years of history whose part of its rich cultural heritage depicted in its streets: Georgian and Victorian architecture, medieval castles and imposing cathedrals pop out on the northern and southern banks of the river Liffey, who traverses it from side to side. Most of the Celtic tradition, however, awaits you to discover it in dozens of museums, monuments and libraries of the city.
Dublin has a great tradition in the field of letters as the birthplace of great writers James Joyce, William Butler Yeats, George Bernard Soe and Samuel Beckett. This fact was recognized in 2010 by UNESCO as well, in the narrow circle of Literary Cities. The Temple Bar district is the most picturesque part of the city. The most popular area of the city hosts dozens of pubs and restaurants and is a well-preserved medieval quarter with cobbled streets and important cultural centres – a must for the art lovers.
• The Dublin Castle: A breath away from the Temple Bar (and steadily to the south of the river) is the Dublin Castle. Less imposing and fairy-tale than other European cities, but with the advantage of being right in the heart of the capital, Castro stands next to the town hall and is a pass every time you walk in the centre - inside you will find museums, cafes, Gardens and government buildings.
• Trinity College: Trinity College is one of the largest educational institutions in Europe, with the green garden of the campus being in fact a public park from which every day pedestrians cross the centre.
• The Grafton Street walkway: In the end of the campus starts the large commercial pedestrian street of Grafton Street, where you will find dozens of shops, restaurants and pubs. For more "local" colour, go through the northern side of the centre, crossing the O'Connell Bridge over the river and continue on the homonymous boulevard. Vertical alleys such as Abbey and Henry Street host outdoor public markets and ethnic shops, which locals also prefer for their most economical daily shopping.
• The Guinness Storehouse: A place dedicated to the famous beer, a national drink - along with whiskey of Ireland. The 260-acres plant was the largest brewery in Europe and only at that time - in 1759 that the company started - had its own water and electricity supply. The exhibition covers all aspects of beer production and in the end, you get a frozen Guinness beer.
• The zoo: It is the second oldest zoo in Europe (after the Vienna Zoo) and was created in 1830. It is located in the Phoenix Park and includes many species such as gorillas, tigers, red pandas, Asian elephants, tabs, wolves and more.
• Aquazone, National Aquatic Center: Aquazone is one of Europe's most innovative water parks, with activities for both young and old. Giant waterslides, pirate boat, wave pool and much more are waiting for you to have fun, pleasure or relaxation!
• National Gallery: The collection includes more than 2,500 paintings and about 10,000 other works such as drawings and sculptures. It hosts works of every major European art school, Irish paintings and works by Vermeer, Caravaggio, Picasso, Van Gogh and Monet.