Cities in Ireland: Dublin
Capital, business and shopping center of the country – Dublin ("Dubh-Line" – the initial name of the city, it can be translated as "Black Harbor") – one of the oldest cities in Europe, presumably founded at the beginning of the IX century. The city is located in the wide valley of the Liffi River around the picturesque Dublin Bay and abounds with fashionable quarters with a rich architecture of the XVIII century, beautiful mansions, even ranks of the houses of the Georgian era, wide streets and spacious squares. Gorgeous His historical squares and squares, boulevards and terraces. Most of the attractions are focused in the south of the Liffi River, which, unlike most urban rivers of the world, is quite clean and replete with fish. The main street of the capital – repeatedly destroyed and restored O’Konnol Street – Currently, it is a fairly milking mixture of styles and eras. One of the oldest regions of Dublin – Labyrinth of the streets around the Tample Bar, which is now a focus of numerous restaurants, pubs and fashion stores.
In the city, many public parks, most famous of which is "Phoenix", Located next to the residence of the Irish President and the US ambassador. Cathedral of St. Patrick is considered the city center (dated 1190-1225.), which was founded on a plot where this legendary holy baptized locals. One of the tourist centers of the city – 61-meter obelisk in honor of the duke of Wellington and the area of fifteen acres – once the place of noble duel and fights, now it is used for playgrounds. Other famous places of concentration of the buildings of Georgian architecture – Married Squa, Eli Place and Fitzuelim-Squa.
Burnock-house is also deserved – the picturesque summer residence of the English vice-king of Ireland (XVIII in.) and Dublin Castle – a significant place where from the XII century and to the 1920s. The British Administration was located (it is located on the wax to the west of the city). Chester-beatty library, located in the castle, has a unique assembly of ancient papyrus, Islamic manuscripts, Chinese, Japanese, Indian and other eastern art objects, some ancient texts of the Bible and other Christian manuscripts are also kept here. It is also one of the richest collections of engraving and printed books in the world.
The city has a large number of theaters and museums – the National Theater of Ireland "EBBI", State Concert Hall, Dublin Civil Museum, Dublin National Gallery (more than 2 thousand. Towels), Municipal Gallery of Contemporary Art, National Irish Library, Royal Irish Academic Library and others. The State Concert Hall is one of the most respectable Irish music centers – its beautiful building in the classical style was created for "Big exhibition" 1865, subsequently, it became an integral part of Dublin University, and in 1981 it was solemnly open as a state concert hall.
Also notable, the Irish Museum of Contemporary Art, located in the beautiful building of the Royal Hospital Kilmeinham, which was built in 1680 as a house for retired military. The Irish State Museum is located in the building of the oldest in Europe of Collins barracks and in Clark-Squa Square. The museum contains a rich collection of antique clothes, furniture, homemade utensils and folklore objects, as well as silver, ceramics and glass collections. This museum opened in 1890 has several completely unique collections. There are even exhibits dated with a period from 2000 g. to N. NS. and up to the twentieth century. The archaeological collection of tracery consists of a variety of meetings: o (just like that – just about) represents the exhibits of the ancient period "Golden Century", Prechorik-Arelend – exhibits of everyday utensils, Viking-Age consists of archaeological finds of the Viking period (800-1200. N. NS.), and Ensitient Ejipte is one of the richest world museum collections in the Egyptian archeology.
Trinity College – One of the most famous sights of the city. Founded by Queen Elizabeth I in 1592, this university complex is famous for many magnificent old buildings and cobbled stone rectangular courtyards between Gray Library Buildings (1591 g.). However, its main thing "Treasure" Is Kelles-Beech – Sacred Manuscript, dated 800 g. to N. NS., What makes her one of the oldest books in the world (a masterpiece is located in the library colonnades).
The famous Belfast Kramlin Road Prison, a long time was a week of imprisonment of thousands of rebels and revolutionaries, also turned into a kind of museum. For visiting a suicide cameras opened, where torture, shackles and drawings with execution images, several office space and cameras, as well as an underground tunnel, leading from prison to the city.
The Royal Irish Yacht Club was established in 1851 and since then it has been greatly respected from fans of maritime tourism for the quality of service and beauty, like the miniature harbor of Sandikow, near which is located still in the XVIII century, a place for bathing, popular and soynet called Gentlens-Biting Place. It is also worth a visit to the famous Fort Fort Foot (named after the so-called 40th feet regiment) – this is one of the few preserved capital forts. Irish forts deserve separate attention. They were carefully planned and armed with 18- or 24-pound implements installed on the rails on the top of the brushners or in front of the Fort itself, and at one time were quite formidable fortification facilities. The thickness of the protective walls was approximately 2.5 meters. Almost all forts have survived to this day, but some of them were converted to a cafe or residential buildings.
Near the capital there are picturesque Dublin mountains and beaches, and in the coastal area there are such famous sights as the Tower of Fort Martello with the Museum of James Joyce, Park Blackrock, the old stone cross of the birth of Christianity in the territory of Ireland, and Bryton Vale Street, on which There is an old cannon position, which is now converted into a miniature park decorated with sculptures.
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