There are so many interesting places to visit in Dublin city centre that it may seem difficult to choose, especially if your time is limited. These are some of the most popular attractions, in terms of the number of visitors they get.
You may also want to check out:
- Our visitor attractions in all of county Dublin page, which is a comprehensive list.
- Our tips on what to see in Dublin if you've only got one day to visit.
Without further ado, here is the list, in no particular order...
People from around the world enjoy the unique flavour of Guinness Stout. That's why so many are interested in visiting the place where the tradition began.
The works of Irish artists from as far back as the 14th century, plus a number of European treasures, can be seen here.
3. Dublin Zoo
One of the oldest zoos in all the world, more than 700 hundred animals, including some rare species, live here in a variety of surroundings -- but visit on a weekday to avoid crowds.
Don't miss 'Dvblina' multimedia exhibition at ChristChurch, which tells the story of Dublin’s Viking history.
Perhaps the most well known Irish artistic treasure, this illuminated manuscript from the 9th century is on display at Trinity College.
A tour of Dublin's this northside cemetery, where many of Ireland's most prominent figures are buried, is a great way to get an understanding of modern Irish history.
This national cathedral dates back to the thirteenth century. Beautifully restored, its complex is rich with everything from rare sculpture to final resting places of famous Irish citizens.
Recently reopened for tours, this quaint castle is set on 250 acres of parkland in the seaside town of Malahide. Good if you want a break from the city centre.
9. Temple Bar
Dublin's SoHo, a vibrant centre of pubs, restaurants, traditional Irish music, film and all things bohemian.
European Museum of the Year in 2002, the Chester Beatty contains a diverse and amazing collection of artifacts from the Muslim world.