Known for its pubs, alleyways and friendly citizens, Dublin is the world’s 50th most popular city according to The Top 100 City Destinations report from global market research company Euromonitor International.
You have probably heard about the crowded Temple Bar, prestigious Trinity College or beautiful Stephens Green Park but this time, we have prepared a must-see list of places in Dublin off the beaten track.
- The exquisite jewel-like Harry Clarke stained glass windows in Bewley’s Café, Grafton Street and in the Hugh Lane Gallery on Parnell Square. Enjoy a quiet visit to the museum or take a break from walking around the city while enjoying some fine art.
- Sweny’s Pharmacy: Now turned into a bookstore and craft shop, Sweny´s was once visited by James Joyce, and later wrote about it in Ulysses.
- If you like walking or jogging, spend a morning discovering the lakes, bridges and paths of beautiful Tymon Park. You might even have the chance to enjoy a rugby match.
- The Chester Beatty Rooftop Garden for peace and tranquility and a coffee or meal on the ground floor at The Silk Road Café, in the grounds of Dublin Castle.
- A brisk walk along the promenade at Dun Laoghaire with views of Dublin Bay and looking inland, the spreading suburbs with the Dublin mountains in the background.
- Caravaggio’s restored painting in all its glory, ‘The Taking of Christ’, on display in the National Gallery.
- If you are tired of crowded O´Connell Street and want to go shopping, Dundrum is Ireland´s biggest shopping centre. It contains more than 100 stores, 40 restaurants and cafés and other facilities.
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