Dublin is a city to live, to visit and to enjoy, because what is truly monumental about the Irish capital is its character, its atmosphere and its people, who always welcome you with a smile.
Without a doubt, there are many interesting places to visit in Dublin, but do not forget that the best thing is not the buildings or museums to see, but the city itself. Enjoy your trip with children to Dublin walking through the city calmly.
If on your trip to Dublin you intend to visit the main tourist points of the city, it will be profitable for you to acquire the Dublin Pass, a card that offers you free entry to 31 tourist points, including: Guiness Storehouse, Dublin Castle, Dublinia, etc. In addition, it covers the Aircoach bus route between the airport and the city, and offers discounts in shops and pubs. The 1-day Dublin Pass costs € 35 for adults and € 19 for children 5 to 15 years old. There are also other options for more days.
The most famous avenue in Dublin is one of the main shopping areas of the city and a pleasant place for a family stroll along its wide sidewalks.
Along its route there are various monuments such as The Spire or 'La Spiral', a needle-shaped sculpture that rises up to 120 meters high.
On O'Connell Street is also the Dublin Central Post Office, an emblematic building that, in addition to being beautiful, was the scene of the proclamation of the Republic of Ireland in 1916.
Among the many shops, pubs and restaurants on this street, you will also come across other sculptures of famous Irish personalities such as Daniel O'Connell or Sir John Gray.
One of the most pleasant pedestrianized streets in Dublin is Grafton Street. Tourists and Dubliners mingle here with street musicians, café terraces, shoppers and shopping malls… creating together an exceptional atmosphere to enjoy the Irish capital.
A must-see is the sculpture of Molly Malone, the fish seller and prostitute to whom James Yorkston dedicated his song 'Cockles and Mussels' ('Cockles and Mussels'), a veritable anthem for all Irish people.
The Molly Malone statue is located at the end of the pedestrianized section of Grafton Street, at its intersection with Nassau Street.
Inside a beautiful neo-Gothic building is Dublinia, an exhibition of everyday scenes from the Viking age and the Middle Ages as life-size recreations.
Highly entertaining for children, Dublinia is an enjoyable way to travel back in time and learn about the history of the Irish capital. Venture into a Viking ship, into the home of a wealthy medieval merchant, and climb the 96 steps of the medieval tower of the Church of San Miguel.
Visiting hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. between the months of April and September. And from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., the rest of the year.
Entry to Dublinia costs € 7.50 for adults and € 6.50 for students. With the Dublin Card you do not pay entry.
Temple Bar is the area of Irish pubs. But it is not just a bar spot, it is one of the most attractive neighborhoods in Ireland. In addition to the nightlife, Temple Bar is also attractive during the day thanks to different markets such as the Food Market for food or the Book Market for second-hand books.
At any time, you will find tourists and locals strolling through the narrow streets of the area.
Temple Bar comprises the area between Dame Street and the River Liffey.
Dublin and Guinness are inevitably associated. The Guinness Brewery is not only a tourist attraction for young people and beer lovers, it is a must-see for all those, including families with children, traveling to Dublin.
Built in 1904 as a fermentation factory, in 2000 it reopened its doors with a new mission: to show visitors the history of the famous beer. In the different areas of the building, shaped like a huge pint of beer, the way it is made, curiosities about its ingredients, the evolution of marketing campaigns, interactive games about alcohol and other entertaining exhibitions are shown. Your visit ends at the Gravity Bar, a conservatory pub on the roof of the Guinness Storehouse that provides a nice panoramic view of Dublin while sipping a pint.
The opening hours are from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., every day. The months of July and August, the hours are extended until 7:00 p.m.
Admission with a pint of Guinness beer included costs € 14.40 for adults and € 10.60 for students. Those who carry the Dublin Card do not have to pay an entrance fee.
History oozes through the walls of Dublin Castle. Currently certain state receptions are held there, but over the centuries it has served as a Viking settlement, military fortress, royal residence, seat of the Irish Court of Justice, and the English Administration in Ireland. Nothing less.
During the tourist visit, you will visit the royal apartments, reconstructed in detail, as well as the Throne Room, the Landing of the War Axes and the Powder Tower.
Dublin Castle is located on Dame Street, in the heart of the city.
Visiting hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. from Monday to Saturday. On Sundays and holidays it opens later: at 2:00 p.m.
Admission costs € 4.50 for adults and € 3.50 for students. Admission is free with the Dublin Card.
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