Ireland It is a country that has no problems attracting tourists, and the truth is that it does not surprise me. Although it is true that it is not the typical destination to which you travel in search of sun and beach, its natural beauty catches you from the first moment and there are not a few who decide to take root after a few visits.
In addition to its lakes and mountains, you should not miss the possibility of taking a route to visit the most beautiful cities in the country. I will talk about all of them below, so take note and you see preparing the suitcase.
The capital of Ireland It is the largest and most populous city on the island. More than half a million people enjoy its coastline and the beautiful buildings it houses. The Guinness Storehouse, the Cathedrals of Saint Patrick and the Holy Trinity, Trinity College, Dublin Castle, Kilmainham Prison, the Little Museum of Dublin, its parks ... Boredom is impossible both day and night.
It is the second most populous city in the country with 130,000 inhabitants. It sits on the Lee River and has the peculiarity of having a historic center located on a kind of island that is created thanks to a fork in the river in question. Of the port of Cork it must be said that it is one of the most important natural ports in the world, which is why it is a place where there is great commercial activity.
Many have started to place it on the map after listening to one of Ed Sheeran's songs, in which he spoke of a Galway girl with whom he was in love. It is also possible to fall in love with the city, since its festivals, its gastronomy and its pubs are all a claim, as is the Galway City Museum. Another interesting plan is to tour the Salthill promenade, while its most medieval part talks about its fishing past and how it became a prosperous and walled city in the 13th century. Its population, by the way, is around 80,000 inhabitants.
It is another of the cities that I recommend visiting without any doubt. Its little more than 15,000 inhabitants hint that it is like a big town, so it has a special charm. It is in the county of Kerry, in the southwest of Ireland, and boasts points of interest such as the Cathedral of Saint Mary, the medieval Ross castle, the Tork waterfall (yes, it sounds like "The Lord of the Rings") or Muckross Abbey. It is located at the foot of the mountain range where the highest peak in the country is located.
On the banks of the River Nore stands this city of about 25,000 inhabitants, to which the youngest come to enjoy its nightly rhythm. During the day the tourist visits focus on its medieval beauty. In its day it was known as «The City of Marmol »for the large amount of black stone that is in its surroundings. Such stone can be seen in quite a few buildings.
About 50,000 inhabitants live in this city, which became the first in Ireland founded by the Vikings in 914. It is the fifth city in the country by number of residents and has attractions such as the reginald tower (named in this way in honor of a Viking who ruled in the 10th century), the Spraoi Festival or the Copper Coast, named for the mining that took place more than 200 years ago.
I finish this review with a town that barely reaches 7,000 inhabitants. Westport, in the west of the country, is very famous for its sanctuary. It is a city (or rather a town) to go to enjoy the nature of Ireland. You will walk along its main street and visit several shops until you realize that the Westport House it is a wonder. It is an 18th century building that attracts attention for its beauty and for its majesty.
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