With its amazing streets and nordic home design, Dublin, the capital city of Ireland, as many of us know, has it’s appeal and charm. Beyond a plethora of pubs and a tremendous presence of lush green earth, I wanted to share a few of my favorite things about what I love most about Dublin for your next trip…


Thomas Street, Dublin Guide by Nadia Charif

Friendliest People in Europe!

The one thing everyone knows about Dublin is its pubs, which are a big part of the Irish tradition, but most people probably don’t know that dubliners are some of the most friendlist people in Europe! 


Guinness Storehouse, Dublin Guide

Guinness Storehouse, Dublin Guide by Nadia Charif

A City for Beer & Whiskey

And let’s be honest, if you love beer and whiskey Dublin is your city.

You definitely need to check out the Guinness Storehouse. While it’s a bit of tourist destination it’s worth the trip! After your tour around the shop you’ll arrive at the “Gravity Bar,” here you’ll find an incredible view of the city where you can drink your Guinness and enjoy the great panorama. A must see. 

Temple Bar is one of the most famous bars in Dublin. Expect larger crowds of tourists and prices a bit higher than other pubs but it’s a fun spot to check in! Pop in the pub for a brew and hit the road for others. 

John Kavanagh – The Gravediggers, near the cemetery and the national botanical gardens, is one of the oldest pubs founded in 1833. “There are two sides to Kavanagh’s: the beautiful public bar that remains firmly rooted in its past and the lounge next door with its great food that keeps the future firmly in its sights.” – Gary Quinn  


St. Stephen, Dublin Guide by Nadia Charif

Parks for the People

During a sunny day the local people love to spend their time in the parks, from sports like hurling to just catching up with some friends, Dublin loves the beautiful Phoenix Park which is also home to one of the hottest attractions in town, the Dublin Zoo. Looking for something smaller? Try College Park, St Stephen’s Green and Merrion Square which has the Oscar Wilde’s statue, a must see! 


Dublin, Ireland Guide by Nadia Charif

For the Literary Lovers

Dublin is a great city, loved by James Joyce who said “When I die Dublin will be written in my heart” and I understand why, after my trip it’s grown to become one of my favorite and inspiring cities…


Grand Canal, Dublin Guide by Nadia Charif

Silicon Docks  

The eastern part of the city is characterized by a lot of modern and notable buildings, like Alto Vetro, Google Docks and Millennium Tower. This area, Grand Canal Dock, is between the River Liffey and the Grand Canal. It’s the most modern part of the city,  known as Silicon Docks because it is a concentration of high-tech companies like Facebook, Google, Twitter, LinkedIn and new startups.

You’ll feel so little between these big building, I swear!


Cliff Stop, Dublin Guide By Nadia Charif

Hanging Out in Howth 

Howth is major fishing center, easily reachable through the DART suburban rail system. Along its harbor you can see the seals (fun for the kids!) and you can eat the best fish and chips in Dublin.

Howth, Dublin Guide by Nadia Charif

Howth, Dublin Guide by Nadia Charif

Howth is divided between the upper headland, great for fine walks and spectacular views of the Dublin Bay. In the southeastern corner, there is the Baily Lighthouse, situated on the site of an old stone fort and, because of that, reachable only by a dramatic clifftop walk. But, believe me, it is worth it. The view from the top of the hill is wonderful!


Abbey Street, Dublin Guide By Nadia Charif

Thanks and let me know your favorite parts of Dublin, Ireland?! 

About The Author

Nadia is an art director and photographer passionate about travelling, art, technology, movies and sports.