Dublin ranked among world’s best cities for arts and culture

Offering a whole host of exciting cultural experiences and heritage, Dublin is a must-visit for those interested in arts and culture.

From theatres to museums, music venues to classes, Ireland’s capital city is a hub of creative energy. This is why Dublin has ranked among the world’s best cities for arts and culture.

Global travel experts Big 7 Travel have compiled the very first list of 50 best cities in the world for arts and culture, mentioning the Irish capital among the must-visit destinations.

From ancient shrines to contemporary and cutting-edge art, the global travel website compiled the data to develop the ultimate ranking of most cultural and artistic cities in the world.

A cultural destination – centuries of art and culture

Dublin ranked among world's best cities for arts and culture.
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Ireland is known as the land of saints and scholars. It has a fascinating cultural heritage and an undeniable impact on the global art scene. Thus, it is no surprise that the capital city of Dublin has ranked among the world’s best cities for arts and culture.

Coming in at number 41, above the likes of Cape Town in South Africa, Zurich in Switzerland, and Edinburgh in Scotland, Dublin has gained recognition for its vibrant cultural scene.

Big 7 Travel gush about the appeal of the Irish capital. They comment that Dublin “punches well above its weight when it comes to arts and culture”.

Dublin ranked among world’s best cities for arts and culture – plenty to see, do, and discover

Dublin ranked among world's best cities for arts and culture.
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You can visit the National Gallery or the Gaiety Theatre in the morning. Then, in the afternoon, head to Trinity College,  which has one of the best art galleries in Dublin, or the EPIC Museum. So, there are plenty of opportunities to immerse yourself in Dublin’s vibrant culture.

Big 7 Travel writes, “The Irish capital offers at least 62 museums, as well as 51 public libraries, three universities, and 52 art galleries.

“Cultural highlights include the Hugh Lane Gallery, the National Gallery of Ireland, the Irish Museum of Modern Art, and the National Concert Hall. The city boasts a proud literary heritage, too, including the likes of James Joyce, Oscar Wilde, and George Bernard Shaw, to name a few.”

Now, if that doesn’t encourage you to visit this iconic city, then we don’t know what will!

Other cultural centres – the world’s best cities for arts and culture

Paris comes out on top as the best city for arts and culture.
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Ranking alongside Dublin as the world’s best cities for arts and culture are various vibrant cities offering plenty of opportunities to learn something new.

Coming out on top is the City of Love. Paris ranked number one in the list of best cities in the world for arts and culture. With plenty of history, cultural monuments, and a thriving fashion scene, the city is a bucket list-must for all.

Tokyo in Japan claimed second place, while London in England came in third. New York, USA, ranked fourth and was closely followed by Seoul in South Korea in fifth.

In sixth is St Petersburg in Russia and in seventh is Madrid in Spain. Closing out the top ten is Beijing and Shanghai in China in eighth and ninth. Then, finally, Istanbul in Turkey in tenth.

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