Dublin, Ireland

Many times I heard about Dublin as a nice place to visit, so I decided to find some great information about places to visit in Dublin. Dublin is located near the center of the east coast of the island at the mouth of the River Liffey in the heart of Dublin County. It a city full of history and culture with many places to visit.

Among the great places to visit in Dublin you can find the Trinity College, the National Museum of Ireland, the National Gallery of Ireland, Crhist Church Cathedral, Dublin Writers Museum and the Dublin Castle.
Trinity College is a nice place with cobbled squares, gardens and grand buildings, in Trinity College it still remains an aura of peace, despite its location. Its main attraction is the Book of Kells, a manuscript dating from year 800, and is set in the Old Library.

The National Museum of Ireland has a great collection of Irish antiquities, from 7000 BCE until now, are the works of the eighteenth century Ardagh Chalice and Tara Brooch and the Cross of Cong from the twelfth century. Or (gold of Ireland) presents a collection of gold prehistoric artefacts that are one of the most beautifull collections in Europe.

In the National Gallery of Ireland there is an impressive collection of 2,500 paintings, oil paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures. While most of the paints are mainly Irish, all European schools of painting are also represented in the museum

The Christ Church Cathedral was founded over a Viking church by Richard de Clare, nicknamed "Strongbow" (rainbow effect), Earl of Pembroke, in the year 1172. Here you can see the inclined wall of Dublin, which was inclined 46cm (18 inches) since 1562 (when the roof fell), a mummified cat and mouse that were found in one of the organ´s pipes, the heart of St Laurence, the patron saint of Dublin, and a crypt full of unusual relics.

Another nice place to visit is Dublin Writers Museum where you can find the letters, first editions, portraits and memorabilia of Swift, Sherigan, Shaw, Wilde, Yeats, Joyce, Beckett and Behan that fill this fascinating museum, located in a spectacular Georgian mansion.
And for last the Dublin Castle, it dates from Norman times, and was built under the rule of King John in 1204. The tower was built next to the Royal Chapel, which is part of the renaissance of the nineteenth century Gothic. You can also see the excavations of Viking fortifications in the Undercroft.

It is a city I would love to visit some day. I´m sure there are a lot of more great places in Dublin to visit, but these places are really great.

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