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The venerable Trinity College is a must-see for any traveler visiting Ireland.
A pleasant, quiet atmosphere prevails inside the Long Room.
Marvel at the numerous old books that have been painstakingly restored.
Our tip: Stroll across the campus of Trinity College and experience the hustle and bustle of the students.
What would Dublin be without the venerable Trinity College? For every visitor, this magnificent building is a must ** when visiting the city. What awaits you here? A paradise for book and culture lovers. In the vaults, feel as if you are in a scene from a Harry Potter movie as you cautiously leaf through well-restored old books. Immerse yourself in the story and learn exciting history about the Book Kells.
Step out of the city life and into the quiet atmosphere of the beautiful campus in the middle of Dublin. Trinity College is the only college of the University of Dublin, and was established in 1592 by Elizabeth I exclusively for Protestant students in the former Augustinian monastery. Today, the college is not only known among students, but is also one of the most popular tourist attractions.
What makes a visit so special? The Old Library and the Long Room are the main attractions that will leave you in awe. The Long Room is the main chamber of the Old Library and is filled with 200,000 of the Library's oldest books and is one of the most impressive libraries in the world. Here, you can find the 9th-century Gospel Manuscript. It is considered a towering example of insular illumination and magnetically attracts onlookers from around the world.
There is a lot of activity in the library, yet it is also a pleasant place to rest and to concentrate on work. Our tip: Go to the upper floor and let yourself be mesmerized by the sight of the unique barrel vault. Dark wood adorns the shelves and parapets give it a very special charm. The 65-meter archive is spread over two floors and contains an incredible amount of 200,000 old works, books and manuscripts from various eras. As you stroll through the tall shelves, take a journey through time and immerse yourself in a new world. Marvel at how old books are painstakingly restored and thus preserved for the next few years. Again and again, you will meet marble statues of important writers and philosophers around the campus. Would you have thought that a total of 48 of them are distributed on campus?
Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere on campus, and let the student life and the special flair impress you.
Travel duration: Half Day