Dubliners enjoy pints of Guinness at pubs like the Long Hall pictured here, Dublin, Ireland
James Horan

Experience Dublin

Enjoy a Pint of Guinness
Guinness is available the world over, but it really does taste better in Dublin. Where serves the best pint? It's hard to say for sure, but it's always good watching a pint being slowly pulled and then settling, ready to be sunk. You'll hear native Dubliners say they're going "down the pub" or to the "local" for some craic (fun). Grab a pint and join in the craic.
Georgian doorways in Merrion Square, Dublin, Ireland
Norihiro Haruta
Appreciate Splendid Georgian Architecture in Merrion Square
Wander along Dublin's Georgian streets to experience one of the great pleasures of a visit to the city. Merrion Square is one of its most elegant squares, lined on three sides with well-preserved Georgian houses, including Number Twenty Nine, the Georgian House Museum.
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Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland
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Admire Christ Church Cathedral's Majestic Stonework and Graceful Arches
Approach Christ Church Cathedral, one of Dublin's oldest landmarks, from the rivier to truly appreciate its magnificence. The cathedral dates back to 1030, although the present structure was built in the 1870s. St. Laurence O'Toole's heart belongs to Christ Church--literally. It resides in an iron box in the southeast chapel.
Dublin Castle, Dublin, Ireland
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Explore Dublin Castle
The real show at Dublin Castle is inside, where visitors can take a guided tour of the opulent interior. Highlights include the State Rooms with the throne used for royal visits and the ceremonial St Patrick's Hall with ceiling paintings and family crests, used for the inauguration of Irish presidents.
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St. Patrick's, the National Cathedral for the Church of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland
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Listen to the Organs at St. Patrick's Cathedral
St. Patrick's Cathedral is Ireland's largest church and the national cathedral of the Church of Ireland. Famous for its loud-pealing bells, its interior is especially spiritually uplifting in the late afternoon when organ music plays and shafts of sunlight filter through the stained-glass windows.
The Front Arch of Trinity's main entrance, Dublin, Ireland
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Visit Trinity College Campus
Trinity College, founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I, is Ireland's oldest university. An oasis of lawns and cobblestone paths, its architecture ranges from the 1700s to the 1900s. Walk through the main entrance to the white campanile, a famous college sight.
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