"You won’t find this quarter neither among the most touristic areas of Dublin nor among the “places to visit” recommended by all the travel guides, but we definitely recommend it: we’re talking about the Liberties, a popular quarter in the heart of the Irish capital! Situated in the southern side of the city, in the area that goes from Christ Church cathedral to St. Patrick’s cathedral, it’s one of the most typical areas, a popular quarter which tries to preserve its roots and traditions. You’ll cross this quarter while reaching the famous Guinness Storehouse, so why don’t you stop there for a moment to discover an authentic Irish atmosphere? Wandering around the many tiny streets flanked by the typical red brick houses, you’ll also discover many great street art works (if you want to know more about that, just have a quick look at our post dedicated to street art in Dublin). Meath Street, The Coombe, Saint James and Francis Street (which is really nice and full of weird art galleries) are just some (the most famous) of the many streets of the quarter, where you can discover nice little cafés and charming vintage shops. Moreover, if you end up there from Thursday to Saturday, we recommend to have a look at the Liberty Market, Dublin’s oldest and most famous street market, where you’ll find everything you need (from clothes, to jewels and accessories) at low prices. Finally, a curiosity to end in style: some Irish celebrities like the components of the band The Script, the famous singer Imelda May and Brenda Fricker (the first Irish actress who won the Oscar statuette, in 1990) come from the Liberties! So, let’s follow our tips to discover the real nature of the Irish capital!"