• Three must see destinations in Dublin

    2013-06-17

    Traveling through Europe brings you through sites that run the gamut from historically significant to naturally beautiful, but there are few places where all of Europe's appeal is on display more than Ireland's capital of Dublin. There are seemingly endless highlights to this centuries old city, and it deftly straddles the line between modern metropolis and icon of antiquity. It can be hard to hit all the spots you need to during a trip to Dublin, but according to The Huffington Post there are several destinations in particular that can't be missed.

    Trinity College
    Among the oldest schools in the region, Trinity College is certainly an impressive sight. Its beautiful campus seems like it was plucked straight from the 16th century, and many of its stunning buildings are recognized as some of the most impressive pieces of architecture in the city. A walk through Trinity's grounds brings you to many highlights, but arguably the most famous is its library, which dates back to the late 1500s. Aside from its age, the library contains an estimated 5 million volumes.

    Slattery's Bar
    It wouldn't be a trip to Dublin without stopping in one of its iconic pubs, and Slattery's is a good place to start. According to The Huffington Post, the bar often houses an odd combination of tourists and long-time regulars. Of course, you have to enjoy a pint of Guinness, but the bar is also famous for opening early and offering one of the best Irish breakfasts around. Even though it likely won't be the only pub you visit in Dublin, it's one you have to see.

    Phoenix Park
    Urban parks are not uncommon throughout Europe, but Phoenix Park stands as one of the biggest, and best in the entire continent. You could spend seemingly all day strolling through its expansive grounds, and there are certainly plenty of attractions for you to check out, including the Dublin Zoo and the Wellington Monument, both of which are icons of the city. Before leaving the park for good, however, you should stop by the Deerfield Residence. Built in 1774, this sterling white building has played a lot of roles over the years, but it is currently home to the U.S. Ambassador to Ireland.

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