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It is not easy to find cities whose streets still hold the historic charm of their origins and where you see signs of a medieval and Viking past wherever you go. Dublin is the capital par excellence in which culture, legend and leisure come together to create a blend of the most deeply rooted traditions and modernity. So it's not surprising that it shows up on the list of the top ten cities in the world to visit.

In Dublin you'll find the Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin, which offers the best amenities for enjoying an unforgettable getaway. And, its location in the heart of the city means you'll be close to the most emblematic places.

The best of Dublin

The elegance of its Georgian architecture and the coloured doors that break the monotony of the grey and brick buildings have become symbols of Dublin. Its streets are the best place to experience the true essence of the city, whether by following literary and artistic routes to learn about its cultural heritage, or on a pub crawl to visit the traditional and modern establishments of the Temple Bar district to try an authentic Guinness, or by crossing the River Liffey on the Ha'penny Bridge that divides the city in two. 

Dublin's history is reflected in its most emblematic buildings, all worth a visit: the Four Courts, the current location of the Irish Supreme Court; The Custom House; and Dublin Castle, the seat of the British government in Ireland until 1922. We also recommend you visit its two cathedrals, which will transport you back to medieval times and show you the city's authentic history. St Patrick's Cathedral, built in the eighth century, is the larger of the two cathedrals located in the most medieval part of the city. And Christ Church is the oldest cathedral and has one of the largest medieval crypts in Ireland and the United Kingdom, making it one of the most important churches in the city. Ireland is known for its nature and greenery. So its capital doesn't lack for parks where you can stroll and enjoy the vegetation, like Saint Stephen's Green, where you can find lovely tree-shaded spots and monuments honouring Irish figures; Merrion Square Park, the site of the popular statue of Oscar Wilde; and Phoenix Park, the largest urban park in Europe.


Ireland's gastronomic offer stands out for combining very traditional recipes with the latest culinary trends. Amongst its best-known dishes is botxy, a sort of potato pancake; coddle, made with pork sausages; potato farls, a typical bread made with potatoes; cottage pie, a savoury pie made with ground beef and mashed potatoes; and colcannon, mashed potatoes and cabbage.

Trinity College:

Founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I, it's the oldest university in Ireland. A must-see for all who visit Dublin, its library contains the famous Book of Kells, an illuminated manuscript of the Gospels dating from the ninth century.

Guinness Storehouse:

This former Guinness brewery is one of Ireland's most famous tourist attractions. In operation until the late 20th century, it's located in one of the oldest sections of the city. We recommend you visit its Gravity Bar to savour an authentic Guinness while you take in the spectacular 360º views of Dublin.

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