Dublin printable map of top tourist attractions & city travel guide
Map of top 10 attractions in Dublin
The typical top ten attractions are listed below. You can find the detailed locations of these places on the maps above.
- Trinity College - The elder statesman of Ireland's universities,Trinity is also one of the oldest in Europe. Its Buildings and grounds area landmark in the heart ofthe city.
- National Museum of Ireland - Three collections in three locations make up this outstanding museum,ranging from dinosaurs to modern furniture.
- National Gallery - Wonderful Italian, French,Dutch and Spanish works are exhibited here, alongside an impressive collection of Irish art.
- Dublin Castle - A surprisingly peaceful area, the castle was built into the medieval walls of the city and originally protected by the River Liffey to the north and the now underground River Poddle.
- Temple Bar - This ancient part of the city has been revamped into one of its busiest areas, dayand night. There is no shortage of places to eat and drink.
- Christ Church Cathedral - Striking Norman, Gothic, Romanesque And Victorian features jostle for attention in this former Vikingchurch.
- St Patrick's Cathedral - Known colloquially as the 'People's Cathedral', this is oneof the earliest Christian sites in the city and is the Protestant community'smain place of worship in the capital.
- Guinness Storehouse - A pint of Guinness could be the country's national symbol. This fascinating exhibition at the Guinness Brewery ends with a welcome free pint of the famous black stuff in the sampling bar.
- Kilmainham Gaol and Kilmainham Hospital - After a sobering tour of the onetime prison, lighten the mood at the former hospital, which now houses the Irish Museum of Modern Art.
- Phoenix Park - The great pride and play area of Dubliners,this is the largest city park in Europe. Historic Monuments and Dublin Zoo are only a few of its delights.
What are some interesting facts about Dublin?
Location - Discover for yourself the wonders of this city with an exceptional past. Dublin, Ireland's capital, is located on the East Coast, stretching along the Irish Sea in a half moon shape. It lies at the mouth ofthe River Liffey in a land area of approximately 115 square kilometers. Dublin is bordered to the South by the dramatic Wicklow Mountains and is surrounded by flat farmlands to the north and west.The Liffey River cuts the city into two, namely the Northside and the South Side.
DART - Dublin Area Rapid Transit is Dublin's suburban railway and runs parallel with the coast from north to south. Services are frequent. At peak hours trains arrive every 5 minutes or so, but off-peak frequency can drop to one every 25 minutes. The most central stations are Pearse Street, Connolly Station, and Tara Street.
LUAS - It is a brand new light rail system running across the city and connecting many of the top attractions as well as the major shopping districts. The red line runs from Connolly train station to Tallaght in the southwest, and the green line runs from St. Stephen's Green to Sandyford in the south suburbs. You need to buy tickets before boarding and ticket machines are located at every stop.
Buses & Bicycles - There are also a number of bus tours offering a 'hop-on, hop off' tours like Dublin Bus Tours, but the best way to explore Dublin is to hire a bicycle. For the most part, Dublin is fairly flat with a few, modest climbs and you can park your bike anywhere, though you will find dedicated parking spots in many city center locations.
Airport - Dublin Airport is 11.25km (7 miles) north of the city. The most affordable way to get from the airport into the city is by public bus.
History - Most of the structures of the bygone eras have either been refurbished or restored, the original can no longer be seen. However there are still several cultural mementos and historical artifacts scattered throughout the city. Aboriginal stone wall built during the Medieval years can still be found along Lamb Alley, right in the heart of the city. This part of the wall that surrounded the city during the 11th century, used to have gates to allow passage to and from the castle. One of the original gates still exists along Cook's Street. In Christ Church Cathedral, which is one of the most famous buildings in modern Dublin, many relics and artifacts, as well as beautiful objects that the church owned, can be seen.
Navigate Dublin using the street numbers - Dublin is a city divided into two, cut into half by the Liffey River. The Northside and the South Side.Getting around is easy enough considering its size. To locate an address, postal codes will help you find what you are looking for. Odd numbers are on the Northside and even numbers are on the South side, and one hint for travelers is, the higher the number, the further away the location will be from the city center.
Living between two canals - Compared to other European capitals, Dublin is a relatively small metropolis and easily traversed. The city center—identified in Irish on bus destination signs as AN LAR—is bisected by the River Liffey flowing west to east into Dublin Bay.Canals ring the city center: The Royal Canal forms a skirt through the northhalf, and the Grand Canal the south half. True Dubliners, it is said, live between the two canals.
River Liffey - The focal point of Dublin is the River Liffey, with 16 bridges connecting its north and south banks. The Most famous of these, O'Connell Bridge, was originally made of rope and could only carry one man and a donkey at a time. It was replaced with a wooden structure in 1801.
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