Dublin is the capital of the Republic of Ireland and home to some of the best beer drinkers on the planet. Below is how you can experience the city on a $100 budget.
Start your day at Queen of Tarts for a heavy breakfast that should carry you through lunchtime. Order your morning beverage and meal from the breakfast menu ($16).
Head to Dublin Castle, built on a Vikings settlement to learn about its history while touring the exhibits available ($10).
St. Patrick’s Cathedral is the next stop and the tallest and largest church in the country. Take a tour of the grounds ($9). St. Patrick’s Park is close by if you wish to have a sit down and people-watch.
Your next stop is The Little Museum of Dublin that chronicles the history of Dublin throughout the 20th century. It provides visitors with a peek into the lives of people during that time.
Market Bar is your lunch stop. Order your choice of tapas and a drink before continuing your journey ($16). Enjoy the ambience of the bar and the company of the Irish people.
After lunch, explore the grounds of Trinity College, a site present in popular films and books.
You cannot visit Dublin and not get a taste of the pub life. Temple Bar is a neighborhood in Dublin spread over cobblestoned streets with a pub named after the neighborhood, a great spot to experience the famous Irish pub scene. Here you’ll have your dinner and a legendary beer to go with it. You can order oysters or your choice of sandwich ($25).
Head to the Ha’penny Bridge, a pedestrian bridge made of cast iron that makes for a beautiful sight at night, when it gets dark and the lights hit the water.
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