Ireland reopens the doors to international tourism: These are some places you could visit
Ireland is preparing to reopen to international tourism next July by adopting the digital certificate of the European Union. This means that tourists from the EU, including Spain, will be able to travel to Ireland with the new digital certificate without the need for proof or quarantine. Irish Tourism has stated that it is ready to launch a major promotional campaign to attract and welcome international visitors.
These are some of the places that you cannot miss:
Dublin: With an urban population of 1,300,000, Dublin is the capital and largest city to see in Ireland. Dublin is located on the east coast and was historically founded as a Viking settlement. Today it is an important center for education, art, industry, economy and administration.
The city of Dublin has plenty of places to explore like Dublin Castle (which was founded as a defensive fort in 1204), St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Christ Church Cathedral. The city also hides a lot of beautiful scenery, such as the views of the River Liffey and the many parks that you will find throughout the city. Some examples of parks in Dublin are Phoenix Park (the largest park in Europe), Trinity College and St. Stephens Green among many others.
Cliffs of Moher: Located in the southwest of the Buuren region. They rise an average of 120 meters above the Atlantic Ocean, reaching 214 meters at their highest point, just north of O'Brien’s Tower.
The Cliffs of Moher are one of the top attractions to see in Ireland. From there people can enjoy magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Aran Islands, accompanied by an estimated 30,000 different species of birds, including Atlantic puffins and common auk.
In the same region of the Cliffs of Moher, you can find many other beautiful places to explore. Some of them are: The coastal town of Doolin (famous for its traditional Irish music that plays at night in the local pubs and the many nearby archaeological sites), Ailwee's Cave or Bunratty Castle (a 15th century tower located in the center of Bunratty village).
Galway: It is a city in the west of Ireland that has a population of about 75,500 inhabitants. It houses a large number of medieval buildings such as castles and churches. Galway is known as the Cultural Heart of Ireland, so it hides a lot of cultural activities throughout the year such as festivals and museums.
If you want to explore the surroundings of Galway, you will find incredible places like Connemara, the Aran Islands or buildings like Kylemore Abbey.
Giant's Causeway: Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, it is an area of 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, which can reach 12 meters high. They are the result of an ancient volcanic eruption, and are one of the main tourist attractions in the area. They are situated on the north east coast in Northern Ireland, just a 2 hour drive from Belfast. In the surroundings of the Giant's Causeway you can enjoy the incredible landscapes of the “Game of Thrones” series, since the headquarters of the production company of the famous television series is located in Belfast and, therefore, most of the scenes are filmed in Northern Ireland. The city of Belfast is also known for being the city where the Titanic was built, and where you can find a lot of things to do and see.