The free attractions in Dublin and are quite varied, so …
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you have from historic buildings with free admission to tours at the same office of Taoiseach (the Prime Minister).
Other free places in Dublin are museums, libraries, galleries, parks and much more …
- Historic Buildings always free entry
- Free Guided Tours (Tours with free admission)
- Free Museums in Dublin
- Barrios and important streets of Dublin
- Parks, gardens and iconic Bridges
Historic Buildings in Dublin free admission
1. Post Office Building ‘General Post Office’ : This is the post office, but also a historical monument
is located on O’Connell Street and was one of the last buildings built by the British when they ruled Ireland.
During the protests of 1916 (higher against the British monarchy) the post office building was used as headquarters of the revolutionaries.
The value of this building is that here was where the Irish Republic was proclaimed after the uprising of 1916. Inside the office is a copy of the declaration of independence.
2. Irish Houses of Parliament (current Bank of Ireland)
This building is just over 100 meters of Trinity College . It is an imposing building and this is because its original function was to be the Parliament but by designs of the story ended up being a bank … that irony …
It was built between 1728 and 1739 as l to host the Irish Parliament (House of Lords and House of Commons) but ultimately by political decisions did not happen and in 1803 the Bank Ireland bought the building.
is a neoclassical building and can visit Free guided inside but you have to arrange in advance (usually on Tuesdays at 10.30, 11.30 and 13.45 hours. )
If you want to go without a guide can free admission and see a part of the inner ‘Parliament Chamber’ which highlights the large crystal lamp (1,233 pieces). in this room is where met Lords.
More information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_Houses_of_Parliament
3. The Church of San Audoen was built between 1181 and 1212 and has been declared a national monument, is one of the country’s oldest medieval churches
The church is dedicated to St. Audoen, who was bishop of Rouen and patron saint of Normandy (in the seventh century). He was buried in the ground before building the church.
Upon entering we can see an exhibition that show the evolution of a twelfth-century church a major medieval temple. Hours: Daily from 9:30 to 17:30 hours. Free admission .
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4. The City, ‘City Hall’ building Georgian constructed between 1969 and 1779, was originally the headquarters of the Chamber of Commerce. Subsequently and until 1995 worked as a municipal administration building in Dublin.
You can enter free and visit ‘The Rotunda circular space covered by a dome supported by twelve columns. Address: Dublin City Hall Dame Street. Monday to Saturday. From 10:00 to 17:15
5. Farmleigh House and State is a house-museum of the city of Dublin. It is somewhat removed from the center in the Phoenix Park and visit it if you only have enough time. The house was purchased by the government to the Guinness family in 1999 and restored after being used to receive dignitaries from other countries. Open daily from 10am to 6pm. Admission is free but keep in mind that the government used for events may be closed without notice. More information: http://farmleigh.ie/
Free Guided Tours (Tours with free admission)
6. Tour in the ‘Goverment buildings’ : In government buildings are the Department of the Prime Minister (Taoiseach), the Council Chamber (where Government Meetings take place), the Department of Finance and the Office of the Prosecutor General. The building was built between 1904 and 1922 in a Georgian Baroque style.
visits almost every Saturday held and can be collected free tickets for a certain time in the National Gallery Merrion Square from 9.30 am (Clare Street).
The tours are usually at 10.30, 11.30, 12.30 and 1:30 p.m.. It lasts about 40 minutes. Do not attend with large backpacks. Free admission.
The tour is very interesting because you can see where the Taoiseach, the office is full of photographs and gifts of various presidents and dignitaries who have visited it works.
Note that visitors can fairly be canceled immediately, due to the activities of the Government. Unfortunately you can not take photographs of the interior so these are the government’s official website: http://www.taoiseach.gov.ie/
7. Visit Parliament : The National Parliament of Ireland is known by the name of Leinster House . This former Ducal palace has served since 1922 as the parliament building of the Irish Free State and the Republic of Ireland.
You can make free tour in Leinster House Monday and Friday at 14.30 10.30hoa (limited to 30 people). To book the tour please write to: [email protected] with your name, address, email and telephone. More information: http://www.oireachtas.ie/parliament/visitsevents/visitleinsterhouse/
8. Free Visit residence of the President of Ireland : his name is «Aras an Uachtarain ‘ and could also be called the White House Irish for its resemblance to the American building. Located in the Phoenix park. Tickets to go there to get them out in the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre. Visits are only from 10:30 am to 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Access: Bus 37, 38, 39 and 70 or train to Ashtown Dublin Connolly Station
9. Tour to the National Library : You can make a free guided tour: Tours Wednesday at 13h and Saturdays at 15h (contact to confirm) http://www.nli.ie/
The 4 most historic libraries Dublin [2 Free]
10. Free guided tour through Dublin : Every day at 11 am. Free guided tours are based on tips. You have two companies that make visits: New Dublin Tours or Free Tours
If you want a guided tour on your own but have free audio guides in Dublin app for iPhone or Android tourist office with guided tours.
Free Museums in Dublin
You have more than a dozen free museums or galleries in Dublin . They show from historical artists like Picasso or Matisse … and contemporary art works. Museums with free admission are:
11. The National Gallery
12. National Museum of Archaeology
13. Museum of Decorative Arts and History
14. Museum of Natural History
15. Irish Museum of Modern Art
16. The Hugh Lane Gallery
17. The Science Gallery
18. National Photographic Archive
19. Museum of Childhood Dolls & Teddy bears
20. The Irish Jewish Museum
21. Gallery of Photography
22. The National Library of Ireland
23. The Chester Beatty Library
You can see here the visit and complete information to:
13 Museums [Free] in Dublin for your trip to Ireland
Barrios and important streets of Dublin
24. O’Connell Street and The Spire : This is the main street of Dublin have restaurants, shops, bars and many people …
One of the new icons Dublin is on this street, it is the sculpture ‘The Spire’ (the official name is Monument of Light) (2003) a needle 120 meters merging with the sky rises. At the same point previously it had the Nelson’s Column which was destroyed in an IRA bombing in 1966.
The sculpture has become a symbol and meeting point of Dubliners.
Other street monuments are the statue of the character that gave its name to the street, Daniel O’Connell (nationalist leader of the nineteenth century) and the statues of Sir John Gray, James Larkin, Charles Stewart Parnell and Father Theobald Mathew .
25. Grafton Street : Located in the heart of Dublin beside Trinity College, Grafton Street is the most important and busiest pedestrian street of the city. If you get on the terrace Marks & Spencer this street mall will have a panoramic view from the top.
26. Near Trinity College: The Trinity College Dublin is the oldest university in Ireland (founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I). Over the years they have been here such well-known as Samuel Beckett, Bram Stoker, Oscar Wilde or Edmund Burke.
You can enter and walk around the campus for free and observe its Georgian buildings. If you also want cheap breakfast you can do in ‘The Buttery’.
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In one corner of the campus you can see the curious sculpture ‘Sphere within a Sphere’ Italian sculptor Arnaldo Pomodoro.
27. Statues in Dublin. James Joyce and Molly Malone The statue of James Joyce is on a side street off O’Connell Street very near ‘The Spire’. Molly Malone is a statue depicting the story of a song perhaps based on fact … who knows … it is also known as Cockles and Mussels (Cockles and mussels) is a popular song of Ireland has become the unofficial anthem of Dublin. It was made around 1880 by James Yorkston and tells the story of a fishmonger named Molly Malone (depicted as a shopkeeper by day and a prostitute at night).
28. Temple Bar district: This quarter with its narrow cobbled streets is the essence of Dublin. It is one of the oldest and most charismatic areas of the city. You can find pubs, restaurants and environment at any time. In the morning it is filled with different markets like Food Market (food market), or the Book Market (market of second hand books). At night the pubs are filled with tourists and locals until late at night.
In the small square in the center you can hear almost always street performers playing music especially in summer. More info at:
Music and Brew in Temple Bar [neighborhood pubs in Dublin]
29. Grand Canal Square: This is a newly built neighborhood and night lighting has a very curious, so the best time to come is in the evening. You can get from downtown walking here by the river Liffey.
Parks, gardens and iconic Dublin Bridges
30. Merrion Square Park: This park was created as a private place only for neighbors. Merrion Square houses were home to several important figures such as poet and writer Oscar Wilde and Daniel O’Connell. The park has a large collection of sculptures, among which that of Oscar Wilde.
31. Stephen’s Green park with a nine-hectare lake, trees and monuments such as a bust of James Joyce
32. Iveagh Gardens / Coach House Garden: less known than the other two parks, but equally or more beautiful. As the Coach House Garden small garden. Near the Castillo and the Chester Beatty Library
33. Bridges in Dublin Samuel Beckett Bridge and the Ha’penny Bridge
Samuel Beckett Bridge : The architect for the project was the Spanish Santiago Calatrava, the structure has 31 cables that are attached to a mast that has a curved shape emulating a harp. The harp is the secular symbol of Irish culture. The best time to come is the sun!
The Ha’penny Bridge (Ha’penny Bridge) This bridge built in 1816 is one of the most emblematic pedestrian bridges in the city and also the busiest. Has a curious history, his name is because its shape is similar to the song of a halfpenny, and this was the price he had to pay to have fun once.
There are many other bridges in Dublin as the James Joyce bridge or O’Connell Bridge. On transport in the capital of Ireland is quite simple size allows easily explore on foot but if you want you can do it by bike. More info:
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Well, 33 ideas to do in Dublin not cost you one euro …
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Few countries can come and see the house and the office of the President himself! (the Taoiseach).
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