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Phoenix Park, Dublin Overview

Phoenix Park is one of the largest enclosed parks within the city in Europe. This beautiful park is lined with trees and filled with monuments, buildings, gardens, a fort, and also the Dublin Zoo.

Constructed in 1662 under the orders of King Charles II, the Phoenix Park is a massive tourist attraction in the city of Dublin. Of the monuments contained in this park, the most popular is the Wellington Monument, the largest obelisk in Europe at a height of 62 metres. The residences of the President of Ireland, ras an Uachtaràin, and the US Ambassador to Ireland, Deerfield Residence, are housed within the park complex. The Magazine Fort, a ammunitions storage fort, was also built here in 1735, and can be seen in the south east area of the park. The park is also home to the Victorian People's Flower Garden, which takes up an area of 22 acres, and houses lakes, garden ornaments and children's parks. The park is also a favourite for picnics and a casual day out in the sun.

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