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The capital of the Republic of Ireland, Dublin (or Baile Átha Cliath, as it is called in Irish), is a must-visit destination in Europe.

Dublin docklands at dusk
Walking the Dublin docklands at dusk conveys a magical atmosphere.

With its special vibe and the wide variety of things to do, Dublin is certainly on our list of favorite cities!

Located on the east coast of Ireland, the city has a large international airport. The good international connections means that it is easy and convenient to visit the city for a short break or use Dublin as a springboard to visit the rest of Ireland.

We particularly love the diversity of Irish culture, literature and history that Dublin has to offer (Did you know that it is a UNESCO City of Literature?).  Whether you just want to culturally immerse yourself in the city, get lost in its intricate history or just enjoy yourself by sauntering through Grafton Street or the many parks, we’re sure that you will really enjoy your stay.

Dublin city centre boasts many top class attractions and things to do. From the important historical attractions of the Book of Kells in Trinity College Dublin, Kilmainham Gaol and Dublin Castle to the more modern (and very popular) attractions of the Guinness Storehouse, Irish Whiskey Museum and the Little Museum, you are sure to find something to suit your itinerary.

Don’t forget to visit a few pubs to hear some great live music. In our 3-day itinerary post about Dublin, we give you tips about what pubs to see outside of the very busy Temple Bar area. 

Dublin is also home to some of the most stunning museums (many of them free of charge!), such as the National Museum of Ireland, and has an internationally renowned food scene. The Chester Beatty Library, with its frequently changing exhibitions, is also a personal favorite of ours. 

Check more hidden gems of Dublin here. Find truly unique sites in Dublin, such as the Relics of St. Valentine or Napoleon’s toothbrush, in this post.

There are a lot of great day trips that you can do from Dublin. Some of the more popular ones include tours to the Cliffs of Moher and the Burren, visiting Glendalough in Wicklow National Park, heading to the Giant’s Causeway and the Dark Hedges (from Game of Thrones) in Northern Ireland.

As a progressive, international city, there is a great range of hotels including many luxury, mid-range and budget options.

Dublin is a must visit destination in Ireland. Read our best guides below!

Dublin Attractions

View of Samuel Beckett Bridge over the River Liffey, Dublin, Ireland

Hidden Dublin – Our 7 Favorite Secret Spots

Unusual Dublin: Our Top 9 Must-See Spots

Dublin Parks Best Tips

The 6 Best Parks in Dublin

Please let us know if you have any questions about Dublin. We are happy to help you!

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