Dublin is a magical, truly impressive city. I started to fantasize about this wonderful city thanks to U2. I was won over by the Irish band, after listening to wonders like “War” and “Under a Blood Red Sky”. Today, to be honest, U2 just can’t listen to them anymore (sorry if someone can turn up their noses!). However, Dublin always has a special place in my heart. And it is not a question of neighborhoods, monuments, and museums, which, of course, are not lacking.
What I love about this city, and Ireland, is the atmosphere. It is something magical and evocative. Stroll along the Liffey. To chat with people. Sip a Guinness in one of the many pubs in the city. (I will not be healthy, but how much I loved the smoke mist that accompanied the pint of beer!).
Temple Bar, in fact. In Dublin, for many, it is almost an institution; obligatory stop for the nightlife in the capital, as well as a meeting place for many young people. Although it may be commercial, Temple Bar represents a very successful attempt to redevelop an entire district, following a principle of architectural, social and cultural balance; no phenomenon of fierce commercial massification.
Today, the whole area, is a collection of alleys, cafes, bars, theaters and many pubs, including the namesake and super-photographed Temple Bar, or the well-known brand Hard Rock Café. Places, obviously extremely commercial and, in our opinion, avoidable. There are plenty of better options in the area. The neighborhood is also teeming with street artists, trendy galleries, special restaurants, musicians; here, you can breathe art and culture everywhere, thanks to the presence of exhibition spaces and cultural centers, such as the Gallery of Photography, the National Photography Archive or the Irish Film Institute; here, you will find crowds everywhere!
the District can be easily reached on foot from the main points of interest in Dublin. The Castle is about a 5-minute walk away. Trinity College and the Cathedral, approximately 10 minutes.
You can use the Red Line, getting off at the Four Courts and Jervis stop, on the other side of the Liffey. Cross the famous Ha’Penny bridge and arrive at your destination.
Numerous bus lines pass through the famous district of the capital. These include C1, C2, C3, C4, 26, 52, 54, 56, 69, 77, 79, 79A, x25, x27, x28.