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Dublin is famous for its creative sons and daughters and throughout the city you’ll find traces of these everywhere in the city. Visit Merrion Square to see the painted statue of the even more colourful Oscar Wilde, which faces the playwright’s former house. Trace the footsteps of James Joyce through the equally famous pubs of the Temple Bar area, where you can also sample some live local folk music, and then visit the Dublin Writers Museum or go on a guided tour through the city, to fully explore the rich cultural texture that adorns the city.
The city is also the birthplace of the legendary ‘black stuff’ - Guinness. A tour of the Guinness Storehouse will fill you in on the background of the murky stout and end with a free pint at the top of the building, from where you can gaze across the capital and plan your further exploration of Dublin. The capital has lots of green spaces that open up different facets of the city. The beautiful 1,752-acre Phoenix Park is both home to the Dublin Zoo, as well as the Irish president’s house, which was the model building for the White House in Washington DC. Stroll through the park for a tranquil escape from the verve of the centre, and then head north to the Botanical Gardens and the Glasnevin Cemetery, where you’ll find the tombs of legendary historical figures, like Michael Collins, Eamon de Valera and Bobby Sands. For a completely different type of park, head to the stadium of Croke Park, where you can experience an Irish passion that is only rivalled by their love of music and good craic: rugby and hurling. Catch a game, cheering for the local team before heading back into central Dublin for a meal at one of the great restaurants that are found along the river banks. End the day with a pint in the Brazen Head Pub, which is Dublin’s oldest pub. With over 900 years to its name, this place will offer you the perfect backdrop to experience everything that makes Dublin an enchanting holiday destination.
Permeating every particle of Greek culture is its rich heritage of history and mythology. Regardless of where you choose to holiday in Greece, you’re never far from a place that in one way or another is linked to one of the great gods like Zeus, Aphrodite or Poseidon, or the historical setting of fabled demigods and heroes like Hercules, Perseus and Odysseus.
The Moroccan metropolis is a plethora of colours, tastes, scents and of course sounds. Visiting the city will leave you with an infinity of impressions and regardless of where you move in the centre of Marrakech, you’re never short of new experiences. During your stay in this amazing city, sometimes you’ll need a space where you can just relax and enjoy the silence for a bit. Luckily there are numerous options for you to choose between, and below we have selected four things for you to do when you want a break from the hustle and bustle of the souks.
Every year on the 17th of March the planet glows in a special green hue, in honour of the patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick. Throughout the world, millions of people gather to celebrate everything Irish and the most famous festivities take place in New York City, Boston and of course Dublin. With lots of activities and performances taking place during the weekend around St. Patrick’s Day, we’ve chosen some of the main things that you can do, if you find yourself in Dublin during these joyful days. Check out more events here: http://www.stpatricksfestival.ie/