KNOWING DUBLIN ... !!! - THE BACKPACKING

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Monday, March 16, 2020

KNOWING DUBLIN ... !!!




You are one of the people who are planning a super special trip, here we have the solution for you, so take note and check this proposal so that it will be yours to take a few days off ... Once in the city, free of suitcases and With a map at hand, the best way to start your visit is by approaching Dublin's liveliest neighborhood, Temple Bar, bars, pubs, restaurants and street music area.

Before dinner, you can have a pint of Guinness at Oliver St. John Gogarty or Temple Bar, two of the area's most famous Irish pubs. If you want to go out at night, you are in the right area, if you just want to go down for dinner, you can take a walk on Grafton Street and the surrounding streets.


*** We will start the day by visiting Kilmainham Prison, perhaps our favorite corner of Dublin. In order not to get tired as soon as you start, we recommend getting there on one of the multiple bus lines. In order to do the first guided tour, we recommend being in jail at 10:00 am.

After visiting the prison, you should go to the Guinness Factory. It is about a 15-minute walk down Old Kilmainham Street towards the city center, when the street changes its name to James’s Street.

After the visit and taking the previous street, you will arrive at the Cathedral Christ Church and, walking south on Nicholas Street, you will find the Cathedral of Saint Patrick. These are the two most important churches in Dublin and are well worth a visit.

By this time you will be hungry and have a bite to eat downtown on Dame Street.

The afternoon will be spent exploring the main shopping areas of Dublin. Although you do not want to shop, this itinerary is also interesting from a tourist point of view, since it passes through the main streets of the city.

***We will begin the tour of Grafton Street and we will arrive at St Stephen Green Shopping Center. Along this path are the Brown Thomas department stores, the most famous in Dublin.

Bordering the St Stephen Green shopping center, you will have to take South William Street to reach two interesting shopping centers: Powerscourt Townhouse Center, luxurious and essential, and George Street Arcade, a set of covered shops that are reached by Castle Market street.

When you get tired of touring the area you can cross the River Liffey to reach O'Connell Street, the second most important commercial area. Once you have taken a short walk, head into Henry Street, where you will have enough shops and malls to spend the afternoon.

After shopping and to open your mouth before dinner, you can have a beer at The Church, a church converted into one of the most original pubs in Dublin. It is located at 1 Mary Street, a 5-minute walk from Henry Street.

At this time the best thing you can do is head to Temple Bar, where you can have a drink, dinner or, if you have strength, enjoy the amazing nightlife of Dublin.

We will start the day at 10 in the morning visiting Trinity College, one of the symbols of Dublin and one of the oldest universities in the world. Although the price is somewhat high, we recommend visiting the exhibition on the Book of Kells and the Old Library.

After visiting the campus, take Nassau Street and continue until you reach Merrion Square, one of the liveliest parks in central Dublin. Inside the park is the statue of Oscar Wilde.

On the opposite corner of the park where you have appeared is House Number 29 (currently closed), a restored building where you can see life in old Dublin. It is a highly recommended visit, especially if you speak English.

Leaving to the left you will reach the Natural History Museum and the National Gallery of Ireland. Surrounding the block you will find the National Museum of Archeology and the National Library. If you have time, these places are interesting.

Going down south you will reach the most atmospheric park in the city, St Stephens Green. Here you can take a walk or do like many Dubliners, buy something at a nearby supermarket and eat in the park.

It is probably time to go for the bags to get to the flight, so this is the end of our weekend itinerary.

Do you still have time?
If you have more time in the city, don't miss the opportunity to tour Phoenix Park, visit the surprising Casino Marino mansion (currently closed), the churches of Saint Michan and Saint Audoen, the Dublinia exhibition and Dublin Castle.

If you do not want to settle for the capital, it is always interesting to get to know the incredible Cliffs of Moher, the incomparable landscape of Wicklow, the surprising Giant's Causeway, Howth and Malahide and the rest of the cities in Ireland. Here you will find the various excursions.

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