Dublin it is a magical city, really suggestive. I started to fantasize about this beautiful city thanks to ... U2. I was conquered by the Irish band, after listening to wonders like "War" and "Under a Blood Red Sky". Today, to be honest, U2 I can not really 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. TO 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!
Dublinofacile is a young blog, with lots of info and tips on the wonderful Irish capital. If you want to know everything about this suggestive city, Francesco will give you the right information.