Famous for warm welcomes and revelry, Ireland’s capital is one of the most popular city-break destinations in Europe.
Admire the architecture as you walk through its narrow streets, listening to the unmistakable sound of traditional Irish music drifting out from its many pubs. Dine-in a Michelin-starred restaurant, take a stroll in Phoenix Park, have a tour of the Guinness Brewery, or take in the atmosphere of a live sporting event. One thing is certain. There won’t be a dull moment in Dublin.
Here are some of the highlights of this remarkable city.
The Irish love their sport and what better place to take in the atmosphere than Dublin’s Croke Park or Aviva Stadiums.
Croke Park is the home of Ireland’s Gaelic Athletic Association, the GAA. Each year the nations county teams battle it out for the coveted All Ireland title for both Gaelic football and hurling. If rugby or soccer is more your thing you can watch the boys in green at the spectacular Aviva Stadium.
From its beautiful old Georgian buildings and squares, 12th century St. Patricks Cathedral and 13th-century castle, there is plenty of history to enjoy in Dublin. It’s not just historic buildings that turn heads. The award-winning convention center became the world’s first carbon-neutral convention in 2010. You’ll also find a bridge inspired by a harp, a chessboard-style hotel, and the dramatic Bord Gáis Energy Theatre.
The Guinness Brewery
Dating back to 1759, St James Gate Brewery, otherwise known as the Guinness Brewery, was the largest in the world. Although it no longer holds that title, it is still the largest brewer of stout globally. Part of the brewery, the Guinness Storehouse, has since been converted into a museum. It stands seven floors high surrounding a glass atrium in the shape of a pint of Guinness. On the top floor, you’ll find the Gravity Bar with its impressive views of Dublin.