Places in Dublin to Take You on a Journey to the Past - Cultural Trip
Updated: Jun 30
Dublin is the capital city of Ireland, as well as the largest city. The city has a long history and architectural history. For those who want to get to know Dublin better or cultural trip , we have made a list of places to take you to the past! Places in Dublin to Take You on a Journey to the Past.
1. Dublin Castle
Dublin Castle was built in 1204 by order of King John. The name of the city actually comes from the name of the castle.
There was a Celtic settlement in the area where the castle is located and Vikings built a castle because they saw this place as a strategic area. In the medieval cellar in the castle, you can see the remains of the Vikings.
There is a library in Dublin Castle and there are manuscripts in it.
The castle hosts the Heineken Green Energy festival every year.
Dublin Castle is a great destination for a Journey through Irish History!
2. St Patrick's Cathedral
It is Ireland's oldest and largest cathedral. The 800-year-old castle was built between 1200-1260.
Dedicated to the city's patron saint, the cathedral has been operating both as a place of worship and an educational institution since the Middle Ages.
Also here is the tomb of Jonathan Swift, author of Gulliver's Travels. The tombs of Swift and his life partner Esther Johnson greet travelers entering St. Patrick's Cathedral through the southwest gate.
St Patrick is the person who brought Christianity to Ireland. March 17 is called St Patrick's Day. You can feel the Irish spirit in this cathedral.
3. Christ Church Cathedral
It was built in 1030 by the order of King Sigtrygg of Dublin.
The cathedral, which came under the administration of the Church of Ireland in 1152, was managed by Laurence O'Toole, who was later known as the patron saint of the city.
It has witnessed many important events in the history of the country, including the coronation of Edward VI in 1487.
While walking around the area, you can also closely examine the 16th-century clothes used in the TV series "The Tudors".
It will fascinate you with its architecture!
4. Trinity College Dublin
It was founded by Queen Elizabeth in 1592, modeled after the universities of Oxford and Cambridge.
At the time it was opened, it accepted only protestant students. There is an art gallery in the college called the Douglas Hyde Gallery.
There is also a library called the Old Library and can be visited for a fee of 10 euros.
The Book of Kells, which experts agree on is Ireland's greatest cultural treasure and the world's most famous medieval manuscript. It documents the four gospels of Jesus' life.
5. Ha’penny Bridge
Ha'penny Bridge, built in 1816, is considered among the oldest cast-iron bridges in the world.
The official name of the bridge is actually Liffey. However, local people started calling it Ha'penny because of the one and a half pence toll demanded at the time it opened.
A good place to dive into the 1800s!
6. Malahide Castle
Malahide Castle dates back to the 12th century. It is located near the village of Malahide.
Its history began when Richard Talbot, a knight who accompanied Henry II to Ireland in 1174, was given "the lands and harbor of Malahide".
It was home to the Talbot family for 791 years, from 1185 to 1976.
The castle itself can only be visited for a fee on a guided tour basis. It is also possible to rent the famous Gothic Great Hall for private banquets.
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It is a historical recreation museum focusing on Viking and Medieval history.
It is located in a part of Christ Church Cathedral. Dublinia has the specialty of bringing history to life with actors playing the roles of Vikings and Medieval Dubliners.
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