Hello beautiful people from the Internet!
I am back with more city break series! This time it’s Dublin time. If you have been around for a bit you probably know my boyfriend is Irish, so I go to Ireland quite a lot to visit him. As both of us are studying and working we don’t have all the time or budget of the world so if we visit a city or village, we try to make the most out of it! I personally LOVE Dublin and I am really looking forward to graduating and moving there permanently, I love the atmosphere it has and the people. It is a city but it really has this village vibe to it that I absolutely adore.
Like in every other city break I’ve done I will be listing the different attractive and must-sees of the place and I will add a couple of pictures so you get a better idea of what the place is like. I will not talk about pubs and nightlife on this post because I am planning on doing a more extended and detailed version of it pretty soon. Enjoy! 🙂
- St. Patrick’s Cathedral. It is one of my favorite cathedrals, it has been part of Ireland’s history for over 800 years and today is one of the most popular visitor attractions in Dublin. It was built in honour of Ireland’s patron saint between 1220 and 1260. I can’t stress enough how much I love this cathedral, it is absolutely stunning, I can proudly say I have visited it more than 5 times and I don’t get tired of it.
- Trinity College. It is my dream college if I have to be honest. The campus itself is a masterpiece and it is all beautifully preserved. The architecture dates from the 18th and 19th century. One of my favorite things is the library, it is absolutely incredible and breathtaking.
- Museums. The art gallery, archeological and natural museum are a must, I also recommend visiting the IMMA (Irish Museum of Modern Art) if you are an art junkie like I am. Incredible masterpieces are in there and every time I visit it my little art fangirl comes out. 🙂
- Guinness Storehouse. I think it’s one of the most visited attractions in Dublin, everybody is obsessed with Guinness (me included) and fun fact, most Irish I have known don’t even like it that much which I think it is pretty funny. As a beer lover that I am, I had so much fun in there. You can see the different steps to create the beer and then the brewery also has a gravity bar where you can see the whole city of Dublin (pretty amazing).
- Christ Church. This church is Dublin’s oldest building. It was renowned for its beauty, architecture and exquisite floor tiles, it is home to the famous 12th Century crypt. You may think it is not that incredible because of the exterior, as if you compare this church with others from different destinations of the world it may not be the prettiest outside but on the inside is incredible.
Other places that may be interesting depending on your interests can be the Dublin Castle or the city hall, also the Ha’penny Bridge is a must, but I just wanted to list down the most important attractions in my opinion. Dublin is a really small city, as I have mentioned before so you can get pretty much everywhere walking. The streets are incredibly cute and you can always discover new places!