National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin

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At National Gallery of Ireland see Irish and other European masterpieces, including Italian Baroque and Dutch works. Founded in 1854, the museum houses 14,000 pieces, with an extensive permanent collection of Irish paintings. Admire the dramatic architecture of the Millennium Wing, which opened in 2002 and was designed by Benson & Forsyth. Stroll through Merrion Square on your way to or from the museum and take in the scenery. Check online for information about tours, educational programs, and visiting exhibits. Plan to visit National Gallery of Ireland and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Dublin attractions using our Dublin journey tool .
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  • Not far from Stephen’s Green and Trinity College, you will find the National Gallery. It is open every day and is free to the public. The gallery was established by an Act of Parliament in 1854 and fi...  more »
  • I went to the National Gallery to see one specific painting, Caravaggio's "The Taking of Christ". I had just read an entire book about this painting, "The Lost Painting", which was indeed lost for 400...  more »
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  • Amazing. Simply beautiful art, in a variety of media. The stained glass room is a must see. Huge variety of contemporary and classical painting and sculpture. Definitely too much for a single day, repeat visits recommended. Free admission with recommend donation is hard to beat too. The kids' activity stuff is great fun too.
  • Trendy and tasty. Bright, modern cafe located inside the National Gallery. Had a nice coffee and chocolate cake. Small limited menu but fine for a coffee break after your visit to the gallery. Be warned , it can get busy and so it can take time to get served.
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