Today we offer you just that, 15 things to see and do in Dublin among which you will find the most typical and other decidedly more original to get to know all the facets of the Irish capital .
1. The Phoenix Park
During your visit to the Irish capital, do not miss the opportunity to visit one of the most beautiful parks in Dublin and the largest in Europe , the Phoenix Park, spend a relaxing day admiring the majestic fallow deer that live housed in this park that has a extension of 712 hectares.
In addition to the walks you can take the opportunity to visit the zoo, the Papal Cross (place where the pope celebrated a mass in ’79), the Wellington Obelisk, the People’s Garden (the only cultivated area of the park). These are all places of interest kept inside the park, visiting it is definitely a thing to do when on holiday in Dublin, especially if you love nature!
2. Go to the Pub
When visiting Dublin city, one thing to do is to go to the pub at least once, even if you are not a heavy drinker. In fact, the pub is one of the symbols par excellence of Ireland, known all over the world for their unique style and traditional beers. Do you know which is the most popular in the country? The Guinness ! And if you’re curious to find out more about the history of this iconic Dublin beer, you can do it in the Guinness Storehouse , a museum that will tell you everything you want to know.
To have a nice evening, however, we recommend going to the symbolic district of Dublin called Temple Bar . Here you will find many characteristic pubs including The International Bar where you can try your hand at karaoke while enjoying a great pint!
3. Eating in Dublin
When you are researching what to see in Dublin, what to visit and what to do, it is also nice to discover its gastronomy. Here is some information on what to eat in the Irish capital.
If you want to taste the ‘ Irish stew ‘ go to The Porterhouse, here they make the best stew in town.
Instead, if you are looking for a cheap place to eat, go to Moore Street Market : a food and flower market that colors the center of Dublin.
Other typical dishes that you cannot miss during your stay are: the Guinness fondue, the fish pie, a traditional dish made of fish covered with a potato crust and desserts such as the Guinness cake or the Irish cream chocolate mousse cake. typical sponge cake and Whiskey, not to be missed!
4. Museums and art galleries
Dublin is a capital rich in history and artistic beauty, a must see when visiting the city. Begin your visit by discovering the Dublin of the last century with The Little Museum . They also have a room dedicated to the musical group U2, a must visit for those who love the band.
You can then learn more about Irish history and the period of independence with a tour of Kilmainham Gaol , a prison turned museum. An anecdote: it is said that the ghosts of the leaders of the riots executed here are still imprisoned within these walls, do not be scared!
After Irish history, visit the National Museum of Archeology to see mummies and other millennial treasures. Then visit the Hugh Lane Gallery, don’t be fooled by its size, it is small but houses interesting collections and a reproduction of Francis Bacon’s studio.
Finally, we recommend that you go and see the National Gallery , where you can find Italian Baroque art and admire works by Vermeer, Rembrandt, Turner or Picasso, admission is free!
5. Go shopping
n every self-respecting holiday, at least one day should be dedicated to shopping! To find great prices and bargains on Sunday is the ideal day to go to the Flea Market in Dublin and take advantage of a few opportunities, you will find everything: toys, bicycles, decorative objects. Alternatively, you can indulge in some shopping on Grafton Street , to the rhythm of the musicians playing along the way.
6. The statue of Molly Malone
“In Dublin’s fair city // Where the girls are so pretty // I first set my eyes on sweet Molly Malone” is how The Dubliners sing, in their version of this famous ballad that has become the unofficial anthem of the city of Dublin.
The legend tells of a girl who died very young due to a mysterious disease.
Go to Grafton Street to see his statue, a symbol of Dublin and Ireland!