Dublin has been named in the top five most cultural cities in Europe by a leading travel site.
A 2019 study, conducted by Pullman hotels, looked at data from TripAdvisor to rank cities across Europe for a number of different categories.
The categories included entertainment, historical sites, monuments and statues, museums and galleries, parks and nature, points of interest and religious sites.
The number of each attractions was measured against the size of the city and a figure for number of cultural attractions per km2 was calculated.
Each city was given an overall total based on their score for each of the categories.
Dublin had 5.3 cultural attractions per km2, meaning it finished an impressive fifth place overall, ahead of cities such as London, Berlin, Rome, Amsterdam, Madrid and Vienna.
Dublin can boast a wide range of attractions from the National Museum of Ireland, to Phoenix Park, from Dublin Castle to Croke Park Museum, with numerous points of interest including Glasnevin cemetery, Kilmainham Gaol and Trinity College – home of the Book of Kells.
Paris finished way out in front with a hugely impressive 20.5 attraction per km2.
Brussels, Athens and Lisbon made up the rest of the top five.
Top ten most cultural cities in Europe
1 – Paris
2 – Brussels
3 – Athens
4 – Lisbon
5 – Dublin
6 – Copenhagen
7 – Amsterdam
8 – Luxembourg
9 – Nicosia
10 – Prague
Dublin’s best category was parks and nature, where it achieved a third-place finish.
It also finished in fourth place in the historical sites and entertainment categories, fifth for religious sites and monuments and statues and sixth for Points of interest and museums and galleries.
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Written by Michael Kehoe @michaelcalling