Located at the mouth of the River Liffey near the midpoint of Ireland's east coast, Dublin has one of the fastest growing populations of any European capital city. Dublin is a modern centre of education, the arts, administrative function, economy and industry in Ireland.
There is much to see and do while staying in Dublin accommodation, with many cultural and historic buildings, parks and gardens, visitor centres, museums and more. The residence of the President of Ireland is located in Dublin's Phoenix Park, one of the largest walled city parks in Europe. The Phoenix Park is also home to Dublin Zoo, the third oldest zoo in the world.
The Guinness Storehouse is one of the most spectacular places to visit in Dublin and one of the most talked about Irish tourist attractions. Visitors take the guided tour of this famous landmark and on reaching the seventh floor receive a complimentary pint of Guinness! From here there are uninterrupted panoramic views across Dublin City.
Dublin has a rich cultural history with many well-known theatres including the Gaiety, the Abbey, the Olympia, the Gate and the new Grand Canal Theatre.
Dublin is also the central point for much of the Irish artistic world, with the country's most richly decorated manuscript, 'The Book of Kells' on view in Trinity College. There are numerous art galleries across the city including the National Gallery, the Irish Museum of Modern Art, The Project Arts Centre, the Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery, The City Arts Centre, The Douglas Hyde Gallery and The Royal Hibernian Academy.
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