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The 8 major attractions in Dublin

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St. Patrick's Cathedral

The beautiful gothic St. Patrick's Cathedral is Ireland's largest church. Inside, inter alia, the great satirist Jonathan Swift (? Gulliver's Travels?) Was buried, who was from 1713 to 1745 dean of St. Patrick's. After the sightseeing, you can relax in the small park next to the Cathedral of Sightseeing.

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Trinity College

Famous graduates of Trinity College include Bram Stoker, Oscar Wilde and Jonathan Swift. The idyllic campus with Front Square and Campanile is a nice place to stroll, and Douglas Hyde Gallery exhibits contemporary art. A guided tour will take you to the time-honored Long Room Library, home to over 200,000 of Trinity College's oldest books. Here is also the ornate, 1200 year old Book of Kells from early Christianity.



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Dublin Castle

The foundation stone for Dublin Castle was laid in 1204 by King John of England. To this day, the palace is the scene for the most important state acts, such as the inauguration of the president. During a guided tour you can visit the magnificent rooms, the medieval tomb and the Chapel Royal.

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Kilmainham Gaol Prison

Sightseeing with a scary factor: Kilmainham Gaol was built in 1796 and is today the largest unused prisons in Europe. Before the closure in 1924, some politicians of Ireland had to endure in the musty cells. During a guided tour you get an insight into the history of the formerly often overcrowded prison, where the prisoners had to live under unworthy conditions.

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The Phoenix Park

The Phoenix Park in Dublin is one of the largest inner-city parks in Europe - it is so big that even a herd of deer can roam there. Of course, there is also plenty of room for people seeking peace and quiet. The park also houses the residence of the Irish President, the Fort Fort, the Zoo, the Wellington Monument, Ashtown Castle, and the Pope's Cross, where Pope John Paul II read a mass to 1.2 million people.

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Irish National Museum

A bog body, a 4,500 year old wooden boat, a large gold collection: the Irish National Museum offers exciting exhibits from the country's long history. The beautiful building from 1890 alone is worth the visit - and the entrance is free.



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Guinness Storehouse

Ireland without Guinness is not Ireland. The world-famous beer goes back to Arthur Guinness, who opened his first brewery in 1759 in Dublin's Old Town. At the Guinness Storehouse you can learn all about the history and making of the "Black Stuff". Sure, there are also some pint to drink in Ireland's most visited attraction ...

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Merrion Square

Merrion Square has always been one of Dublin's finest addresses. Among other celebrities lived here also the family of Oscar Wilde. That's why a modern interpretation of the dandy literary man leans on a stone and looks at his parents' house. The park in the middle of the square is beautiful.



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