Popular Dublin park named one of the world’s most tranquil places

One of Dublin’s most iconic spots was recently named one of the world’s most tranquil places to visit.

Popular Dublin park named one of the world’s most tranquil places.

An analysis of reviews conducted by a luxury travel agency website called SpaSeekers revealed what they believe to be the top ten most tranquil places in the world to visit for those looking to experience both a luxurious and relaxing time.

Many countries from all across the world featured on the list. Proudly for Ireland, the city of Dublin cracked the top ten.

The top ten most tranquil places in the world – great places to relax

Popular Dublin park named one of the world’s most tranquil places.
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St. Stephen’s Green came eighth in the SpaSeekers list of the world’s most relaxing locations, ahead of the likes of Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria and Le Jardin Majorelle in Marrakesh, Morocco.

Ahead of the Dublin park were New Zealand’s Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools, Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay, Madrid’s Parque del Retiro, and the Luxembourg Gardens in Paris.

The top three comprised Thermae Bath Spa in Bath, England, the Széchenyi Baths and Pool in Budapest, Hungary, and Iceland’s incredible Blue Lagoon.

St. Stephen’s Green – a famous Dublin city park

St. Stephen's Green is an important public resource in Dublin.
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St. Stephen’s Green is one of Dublin’s most famous city parks and a popular historical park and garden found in the centre of the city.

The Office of Public Works (OPW) manages the park, which acts as an important public resource in Dublin, providing visitors an opportunity to connect with nature and escape the hustle and bustle of busy city life.

The park has a rich history. It was opened to the public in 1877 at the behest of the great-grandson of the founder of the Guinness Brewery, Arthur Guinness, and was a strategic post during the 1916 Rising for a group including Constance Markievicz.

The park is also home to many species of birds and plants, and its public facilities include a garden for the visually impaired and a playground.

Blue Lagoon – a world-class Icelandic geothermal spa

The Blue Lagoon is a world-class Icelandic geothermal spa.
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The Blue Lagoon topped the SpaSeekers list of the most tranquil places in the world.

The Icelandic geothermal spa, located on the Reykjanes Peninsula, is not only a world-class facility but also the most popular tourist attraction in Iceland, attracting locals and visitors from across the globe.

Silica gives the water its milky blue hue and forms a soft white mud that bathers rub on their skin. In addition to its relaxing nature, the lagoon’s water has a proven beneficial effect for the skin condition psoriasis.

Find the full list of 50 tranquil spots at the SpaSeekers website.

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