Dublin, Ireland

12 Instagrammable places in Dublin

Tural Abbasov Tural Abbasov 11 April 2021
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Today we are arriving in the world's capital of pubs, an old Vikings settlement, in Dublin! Most of us heard a lot of fascinating stories about the town, but where is Dublin? Dublin is the capital city of Ireland, situated in the province of Leinster on the east coast. Located at the head of the Irish Sea in Dublin Bay, Dublin is the nation's main port, the hub of financial and commercial power, and the seat of culture. Along with the city's traditional Irish culture, Dublin is also playing the role of the host of magnificent foreign elements that have invaded the city. In the rich and lively culinary scene that can be found here, these cultures' presence is especially clear. Now that we have answered your question of "Where is Dublin?", I think it a perfect time to proceed with the main part of our article. Today we will not only talk about must-see places in Dublin or what to do in Dublin, but our main focus will be finding the best spots for your Instagram feed. So, here are the 12 Instagrammable places in Dublin!

grafton street

One of the best places to visit in Dublin is this street, at least to kick our tour off! Grafton Lane, which is situated in central Dublin, is one of the major shopping streets with international and national brands. Grafton Street provides an environment that is youthful and vibrant. In our view, it's the best place to go to buy a few souvenirs in the evening, check out the different shops, or have a tasty cup of coffee at Bewleys' Oriental Cafe, a coffee shop that opened in 1927. Apart from street musicians, you will find a wide variety of jewelry stores, and department stores, like upmarket Brown Thomas. If you are on a shopping binge, the arty Powerscourt Townhouse Center, with its luxury shops and chic restaurants to eat, is well worth taking a small break. So, if you were wondering what to do in Dublin, go shopping and do not forget to take a lot of pictures for your Instagram!

2. The most beloved park, St Stephen's Green

ireland landscape

If you ask any local about must-see places in Dublin, they will advise you to visit this park. Lord Ardilaun officially opened St. Stephen's Green in 1880 for the people of Dublin. For all visitors, over 3.5 km of paths are available. The park includes a fountain on the west side of the green and a decorative lake that offers a home for waterfowl and Pulham rock work. In the green, fifteen memorial sculptures are placed. A playground for children is a feature of the park as well. In the summer season, lunchtime concerts are held. Who knows maybe your next most liked Instagram photo will be taken in this park during your travel to Dublin?

3. The Irish Emigration Museum

irish emigration museum

But what to do in Dublin for history lover? If you love history, then you will not be able to find a better place than Dublin's superb EPIC, The Irish Emigration Museum.

Find out why more than ten million people have fled this country, where they have gone later on and what they have taken with them. Uncover tales of exploration, struggle, and victory, as you interact with 20 immersive galleries of their personal stories and engage in history. You will browse useful documents here, chat to a genealogy professional and join the online community of individuals on a journey to learn about their Irish heritage. It is one of the best places to see in Dublin if you want to show your Instagram follower's history of Ireland too!

national gallery of ireland

In the heart of Dublin, a short walk from Trinity College and Merrion Square, the National Gallery of Ireland was established in 1854 and opened in January 1864. It houses some 2,500 paintings in various formats, including watercolours, sketches, prints and sculptures, and around 10,000 other works. There is a comprehensive portrayal of any major European school of art. A revered collection of Irish paintings is also kept, the bulk of which are on permanent display. So, no wonder that all of the travellers mark the gallery as one of the most interesting places to go in Dublin.

5. The Little Museum of Dublin

little museum of dublin

Another Instagrammable place during your travel to Dublin is Dublin's Small Museum is one of the city's most-loved museums by both locals and international tourists. This shows the wonderful tale of the Irish Capital. Discover the comfort of a true Irish welcome right in the heart of Dublin in a stunning Georgian townhouse on St Stephen's Green. This attractive museum is full of incredible stuff to explore. The collection of the museum has been created by public donation, so it has a strange combination of items that you will not find everywhere else.

6. The large urban park, Phoenix Park

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Phoenix Park, which consists of 1,752 acres, is the largest enclosed city park in Europe, making it very special. The Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, from 3500 B.C., has exciting and exciting exhibits about the park's past and wildlife. This day to the present. In the centre, temporary exhibits are still periodically on show. Details and reservations are also available here and the Phoenix Cafe for several free tours.

7. Viking Church: Christ Church Cathedral

cathedral in dublin

On our list of places of Instagrammable places to visit in Dublin next comes the Christ Church Cathedral. It is especially famous for its charm, art and elegant floor tiles, and is home to the famed crypt of the 12th century, one of Britain and Ireland's oldest and largest. Created in 1030 by Sitric, King of the Dublin Norsemen, it was conveniently positioned in the heart of Medieval Dublin and was absorbed into the Irish Church in 1152 and finally headed by Laurence O'Toole, the famous Archbishop and patron saint of Dublin.

8. The heart of historic Dublin, Dublin Castle

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Did someone say must-see places in Dublin? The foundation of historical Dublin city is Dublin Castle. It is one of the most significant buildings in the history of Ireland. The city derives its name from the 'Dubh Linn' Black Lake, which was on the present Castle Park site, where the Liffey River met the Poddle River. An early Gaelic Ring Fort may have been the original fortification. Later on, there was a Viking Fortress on this site. It was the seat of English and then British rule in Ireland from 1204 to 1922. From the original 13th century Castle, the Tower and Medieval Undercroft 'stay. The Tower is not available to visitors at present but provides wonderful picture possibilities and adjoins the Chapel Royal. It is only possible to visit the Medieval Undercroft excavations and the Chapel Royal on a guided tour, which is quite fascinating.

9. St. Patrick's Cathedral

st patricks cathedral

9th most Instagrammable place in the city would be this cathedral. Saint Patrick's Cathedral has been part of Ireland's history for over 800 years and is now one of Dublin's most popular destinations for tourists. Established between 1220 and 1260 in honour of Ireland's patron saint, Saint Patrick's Cathedral provides tourists with a rich and persuasive cultural experience. It is one of the few surviving buildings in medieval Dublin. 1500 years ago, St Patrick baptized people here. The cathedral's beauty has the potential to become most liked Instagram photo!

10. Irish Museum of Modern Art

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The Irish Museum of Modern Art has developed a reputation as one of the world's best galleries since it opened in 1991. The museum presents constantly evolving exhibitions and shows of works from its exhibitions and across Ireland and the globe, with an emphasis on modern and contemporary art. We would not be lying if we say that this museum is one of Dublin's must-see places, especially for people interested in arts. 

11. Trinity College

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Trinity, which occupies an enviable 40-acre property, maintains some of its ancient seclusion of cobbled streets, gardens, and parks and is renowned for its array of great jewels throughout the world. In the Treasury and the awe-inspiring 18th-century Long Room, which houses more than 200,000 of the oldest Trinity books and hosts frequent literary exhibits, the priceless objects are exhibited. To skip the long queues, book the Early Access Book of Kells Tour. At this point, it is not very surprising that the college is one of the best places in Dublin.

12. The National Museum of Ireland 

gallery of ireland

Paleohistory on Kildare Street has shows on ancient Ireland, remembering early work for gold, church fortunes and articles from the Viking and middle age periods. You will find interesting instagrammable spots here. So you should definitely visit this place, in order to understand history of Ireland.

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Tural Abbasov

Tural Abbasov is a 19 years old Azerbaijani studying in the heart of Europe, in Hungary. When he was 16, he travelled to the USA for one month without spending even a dollar. Tural is proud to be known as "the discount person" around his friends as he is always aware of the best travel deals around Europe, except one time when he spent all of his fortunes in Oslo on New Year celebration. Besides tourism, gender equality, and human rights are the topics that he is extremely passionate about. Tural loves putting his best travel pictures on his Instagram, but when he travels, he never forgets to dive into the country's diverse culture, cuisine and history. Maybe that's why he always finds himself in extreme situations, like one time when he spent the night in Vienna Metro with strangers. Motto in life? "Life is amazing, but have ever got a flight ticket to Milano for 20 euros?".

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