Dublin Sightseeing: The City’s Best Instagram SpotsMay 11, 2017 10:00 am
Get ready to ‘gram on your Dublin sightseeing adventure
The Irish capital is a city rich with historical architecture and quirky sights, making a camera a must on every Dublin sightseeing excursion. Here’s some of the best photo spots and tourist attractions in the city, perfect for snapping that next big Instagram.
Temple Bar District
Filled with historical pubs, vibrant street art and no end of interesting characters, Temple Bar District is filled with personality and prime fodder for a cheeky Instagram. Whether you’re grabbing a pint of the black stuff over at the iconic Temple Bar, posing for a colourful shot by some eye-catching graffiti or tucking into some quality cuisine at one of the area’s many restaurants, there’s no end of things to see and photograph.
The Jeanie Johnston Tallship is a fantastic way to see into Ireland’s past and the sight of the towering 19th century replica ship never fails to send a tingle down your spine. Moored by George Dock, the three masted vessel now serves as a museum that follows the history of Irish immigration and the Famine that once tore the country apart. Don’t forget to point your camera upwards when walking along the deck for a shot of its impressive sails and rigging.
The Guinness Storehouse is home to one of Ireland’s favourite brews: dark, rich Guinness. It’s therefore no surprise that the storehouse, which is part tourist attraction, part functioning brewery, features in many Dublin travel guides. Besides the in-depth tour, it’s worth heading over just to visit the Gravity Bar where you’ll be treated to an unforgettable 360 degree view of Dublin’s breathtaking skyline.
While a cemetery might seem like an unlikely travel guide addition, Glasnevin Cemetery has long been a beloved attraction for travellers and is rife with history. Some of Ireland’s greatest figures are buried here including folk hero Daniel O’Connell in impressive tombs and there’s also an attached museum that follows the lives of Dublin’s ancestral residents. Once you’ve finished exploring the grounds, head over to the stunning Botanic Gardens for a more colourful experience.
This stunning cathedral with its towering stone arches and colourful tiled floors is a photographer’s dream, as well as an important part of Dublin’s cultural lore. Built on top of a well that St Patrick – Ireland’s patron saint – was said to have baptised many, the cathedral continues to be a site of religious worship as well a frequently visited attraction. Regardless of your religion, the cathedral is an architectural marvel worth seeing.