Here are the top 15 tourist attractions to see in Dublin:

1. Kilmainham Gaol

4.5 /5

3 km
from city center
1 out of 15
places to visit in Dublin

Kilmainham Gaol is a prison museum in Dublin. It was built in 1796, and finally put out of commission in 1924, and was opened as a museum after decades of deliberation and years of work in 1971. It houses a huge part of the Irish nationalist history.

2. Phoenix Park

4.3 /5

5 km
from city center
2 out of 15
places to visit in Dublin

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.

3. National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology

4.2 /5

1 km
from city center
3 out of 15
places to visit in Dublin

The archaeology wing of the National Museum of Ireland is located on Kildare Street. It showcases artefacts uncovered in Ireland since pre-historic times, all the way up to the medieval period.

4. Spire of Dublin

3.8 /5

0 km
from city center
4 out of 15
places to visit in Dublin

The Monument of Light, as it is often called, was built as a modern monument, to announce Dublin into the contemporary global world.

5. Natural History Museum

3.8 /5

1 km
from city center
5 out of 15
places to visit in Dublin

This branch of the National Museum of Ireland displays an extensive collection of the natural zoological history of Ireland. It is also often called the "Dead Zoo".

6. St. Patrick's Cathedral

3.7 /5

1 km
from city center
6 out of 15
places to visit in Dublin

St. Patrick's Cathedral is one of the Church of Ireland's two cathedrals in Dublin. This mammoth church was first built between 1191 and 1270. The church spire itself is about 42 metres tall. The seat of the Archbishop of Ireland, however, is in the Christ Church Cathedral.

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7. Christ Church Cathedral

3.7 /5

1 km
from city center
7 out of 15
places to visit in Dublin

Christ Church Cathedral is the official seat of the Archbishop of Dublin. Built around 1030, it is the older of the two Cathedrals in Dublin. The architecture of the church is from both the medieval times, and from the Victorian era when it was renovated.

8. Chester Beatty Library

3.6 /5

1 km
from city center
8 out of 15
places to visit in Dublin

The Chester Beatty Library is a huge collection of paintings, literature, drawings and arts from all over the world. The library was initially established in 1950, and showcases the extensive collection of Sir Alfred Chester Beatty.

9. Guinness Storehouse

3.6 /5

2 km
from city center
9 out of 15
places to visit in Dublin

What is a visit to Dublin without indulging in Irish beer? The Guinness Storehouse gives you an opportunity to do so, with quite the unique experience.

10. Dublin Castle

3.5 /5

1 km
from city center
10 out of 15
places to visit in Dublin

The Dublin Castle is a historic structure that has served many purposes since it's inception in the 13th century. Today, it serves as a government complex.

11. National Gallery of Ireland

3.5 /5

1 km
from city center
11 out of 15
places to visit in Dublin

The National Gallery of Ireland is the national collection of Irish and European arts in the country. It's collection is expansive, housing around 14000 pieces of artwork.

12. Old Jameson Distillery

3.4 /5

1 km
from city center
12 out of 15
places to visit in Dublin

The Old Jameson Distillery, the distillery of the Irish Jameson whiskey, is a top tourist attraction offering you tours and tastings of the famous alcohol. It ceased to serve as the commercial distillery site of the Irish Jameson in 1971, and today is only a visitor's centre.

13. Malahide Castle

3.4 /5

12 km
from city center
13 out of 15
places to visit in Dublin

Located just north of Dublin, the majestic Malahide Castle dates back to the 12th century, when Richard Talbot was given the 'lands and harbour of Malahide' by King Henry II.

14. Dublin Writers Museum

3.3 /5

1 km
from city center
14 out of 15
places to visit in Dublin

The Dublin Writers Museum was opened in 1991, in an authentic 18th century house at Parnell Square. It aims to promote Irish literature and interest in the subject.

15. National Botanical Gardens

3.3 /5

3 km
from city center
15 out of 15
places to visit in Dublin

Established in 1795, the National Botanical Gardens today are the centre of botanical research in the country. The gardens are made quite brilliantly, complete with glasshouses to cater to specific needs of some plants.

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