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      Top 5 attractions of Dublin

      By cooldude | July 22, 2014

      attractions of DublinA trip to Dublin is always an amazing idea. With its treasure of both new and old attractions, the Irish capital promises memories of lifetime. It might not be possible for you to explore every Dublin delight in your taut itinerary but there are some attractions that every tourist to the beautiful city must make sure to experience in his/her Irish odyssey.

      1. St. Patrick’s Cathedral

      It’s the largest church of Ireland and its rich heritage makes a visit compulsory for every tourist here. Founded in 12th century, St. Patrick’s Cathedral speaks of huge history- the legendary author Jonathan Swift had been the dean here and was buried in the Cathedral ground only. The church holds choral concerts everyday and you should try to get tickets for these soulful musicals.

      2. National Gallery of Ireland

      It’s another major attraction in the Irish capital and a must-visit for ardent art buffs. Located at Merrion Square, the art gallery houses an enormously rich collection of majestic European & Irish art works. There are around 2.500 paintings & 10,000 other artistic works in varied forms. Some of the best collections here include paintings by Jack Yeats & Louis Brocquy. The admission is free of charge.

      3. Phoenix Park

      If you are traveling to Dublin with kids, do not miss out on Phoenix Park. Hailed as the biggest enclosed urban park across Europe, the Irish Phoenix is even more than double the enormous size of Central Park in New York. The park assures an awesome treat on a breezy weather and don’t to pack in a racquet or cricket bat to assure a great outdoor time here. The best part and the most significant but about Phoenix Park is that it hosts the famous Dublin Zoo. Moreover, it is also houses Irish President’s residence.

      4. Dublin Castle

      Dublin Castle is another must-visit when you are planning a trip to the spectacular Irish capital. It was the erstwhile center of colonial regime in Ireland and of course is deep in rich history. The best bit about the Castle is definitely the legendary library Chester Beatty that houses some among the finest of Eastern artistic works of the world. It was founded by Alfred Chester Beatty, the iconic US mining magnate who was a great patron of the phenomenal eastern art. The business tycoon move all his artistic treasures to the Irish capital city in the year 1950 adding on another attraction in the huge list of Dublin delights. The Castle also houses police museum. You won’t be charged for touring across the Castle.

      5. Guinness Store House

      Finally, you must take time out to take a trip to Guinness Store House. It’s a huge impressive building with the core modeled as that of a big pint glass. The entire building comprises of 7 floors. Each of the floors demonstrates how the legendary Guinness beer is formulated. The topmost floor contains the maximum excitement as you have Gravity Bar there where you can relish a desired complimentary pint while enjoying the spectacular vista around.

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