- Dublin, the capital of Ireland, is an iconic city teeming with pubs, historic landmarks, and more.
- Insider’s Dublin travel guide includes the best places to stay, cool activities, and hidden gems.
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Dublin teems with historic landmarks, friendly residents, and the craic — Ireland’s sociable nature and deep-rooted culture, which are at their strongest and most authentic in the capital. It’s no wonder people refer to the luck of the Irish.
From crumbling ancient walls and centuries-old pubs to the Georgian architecture brought in by the ruling British, remnants of its long (and often troubled) history dot the city, sectioned into north and south by the River Liffey.
But it’s the ever-evolving contemporary side that you’ll fall in love with first. The city’s vibrancy comes partly thanks to the influx of tech giants (Google, Facebook, and LinkedIn are among the companies with European headquarters here), as well as its community-minded residents who keep the city busy and creative. Phenomenal street art and inventive shops and bars are testaments to that.
Brimming with novelty, Dublin offers enduring charm in the curiosities you’ll stumble upon, as well as serendipitous encounters with local characters – both best paired with a pint of properly poured Guinness.
Check out Insider’s guide for planning your next trip to Dublin.