If you don’t know where to start we recommend you take a stroll down this street, full of shops and bars

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O’Connell Street

A good introduction to Dublin

If you want to get to know the streets of Dublin, the best place to start is the wide avenue of O’Connell Street, named in honour of the 19th-century Irish Independence leader, Daniel O’Connell, whose statue looks over the street. This is the main artery of the city, and here you’ll find not only a wide range of shops (with lots of outstanding souvenirs if you need to buy presents), bars and restaurants, but also the key to everything: a well-equipped tourism office where you can get maps, guides to Dublin and other detailed information, as well as timetables and price lists for museums and tours. O’Connell Street is a good starting point from which to feel the pulse of the city, before diving into its narrow streets or taking advantage of the bus routes which start here to take little day trips to places in the outskirts of the city. At the end of this street you’ll find yourself right by the Spire of Dublin, officially called the ‘Monument of Light’, an extraordinary conical sculpture 120 metres tall, which was unveiled in 2003.

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