A trip to Dublin would never be complete if you had a pint (or two, or ten) of beer in the famous Temple Bar neighborhood, an area of downtown Dublin where the most famous pubs in the city are located. The best known, and the one that gave the name to the neighborhood is: The Temple Bar, a pub with more than 160 years of history. This site is the epicenter of the celebrations on St. Patrick’s Day, although you can enjoy its festive and relaxed atmosphere practically all year round!
But Dublin is not all beers and pubs … there are also Whiskey and the best in the world! In the city of Dublin and its surroundings you can find more than twelve of the great distilleries of this spirit drink, known as the “water of life”. In each of these distilleries you can learn a little more about the history of Irish whiskey and its manufacturing process, as well as make a tasting, of course! And if you want to know more about the whiskey world, you cannot leave Berlin without visiting the Irish Whiskey Museum, an ideal place for fans of this distillate.
Very close to Dublin is the imposing Malahide Castle, a medieval construction dating back to the 14th century. This is a site full of history which is located in the middle of a gigantic urban park. Inside the castle itself you can see the collection of furniture from the 18th century, the great hall and the oak room. In the warehouse of the castle, the railway museum is installed, which contains a gigantic collection of scale model train models.
It is one of the oldest universities in the world, built in 1582 by mandate of Isabel I. Here some of the most famous people in Irish history graduated as Bram Stoker, Oscar Wilde and Samuel Beckett. On its campus, you will see the imposing arch of the entrance and its old library, where parts of the scene of the movie Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban have been shot. Also in this library the Book of Kells is exposed. An ancient manuscript made by Celtic monks in 800, in the town of Kells, which contains four gospels of the New Testament written in Latin, and is decorated with precious stones and gold.
The streets of Dublin are full of mysteries, myths and legends. Really captivating and at the same time disturbing places, where crimes and strange paranormal situations occurred. If you want to know all these secrets we recommend you do some of the mystery tours around the city. A ride only suitable for the bravest and morbid travelers of course!
And of course it could not be otherwise, our tour of Dublin would not be complete without stopping by the most famous black beer factory in Ireland and the world. In the Guinness Storehouse you will learn all the secrets of this emblematic Irish beer, its history and how it is manufactured. Also on the seventh floor of the building is the Gravity Bar, a modern bar where you can enjoy a great pint of beer and at the same time observe Dublin from above.