Dublin Spire, Dublin

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The very first attraction you spot when you visit Dublin will likely be Dublin Spire, a huge, stainless-steel monument reaching 121.2 m (398 ft) in height. Ian Ritchie Architects' simple and elegant monument looks like someone stuck a giant pin in the city. Although the monument seems to disappear in the sky at dusk, lights at the bottom and top of the pin are illuminated at night. The spire does not have an observation deck, but visitors can snap great pictures from O'Connell Street. A visit to Dublin Spire represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Dublin trip planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Ideal to use as a meeting point, otherwise I would view it a monumental unimaginative waste of money. A perfect symbol of the pin that burst the economic bubble circa six years after construction. If ...  more »
  • it marks a spot as a person from dublin i still cannot belive they could not have come up with better a shame on us i see it every day  more »
  • The spire which was the tallest structure in Dublin city center is near the main post office If you wanna have a nice meeting point and spire will be your best choice  more »
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  • Tiny gallery with a wonderful curator running it. Various styles of art.

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Dublin offers everything from luxury hotels to eclectic guesthouses. Explore over 1,000 years of history in the city on foot by staying at one of the hotels or hostels in the city center. The south side of the river has always been a popular place to stay, particularly near Temple University or the tourist nightlife center Temple Bar, but a new crop of attractive options has popped up on the north side as well. For more affordable accommodations, try a hostel or make your way toward St. Stephen's Green for a more comfortable stay at a mid-range hotel. If the artistic spirit of Dublin is what beckoned you, spend your holiday in a guesthouse near the creative Lower Gardiner Street.
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