Dublin has been listed among the top 10 cities in the world to visit in 2022 by online travel magazine Lonely Planet.
The fair city nabbed the number 7 spot on the list and was hailed by the publication for its “Georgian squares, traditional pubs and warm people” that still remain 100 years after “Leopold walked around on his Irish odyssey”.
“A small capital with a huge reputation, Dublin has a mix of heritage and hedonism that will not disappoint,” the travel bible wrote.
On the site, Dublin is praised for its layered history, pub atmospheres, multiculturalism, friendly people and for being a “living museum of its history”.
They also point out that the city isn’t admittedly “pretty”, but says “pretty things are as easy to like as they are to forget”.
Taking the top spot on the list was Auckland, New Zealand for its numerous beaches, volcanoes, blossoming cultural scene, and exciting local creativity.
Following that is Taipei in Taiwan, which Lonely Planet praises for its culinary scene, ancient religious traditions and progressive LGBT+ culture.
Other cities around the world that rank higher than Dublin on the list are Freiburg in Germany, Atlanta in the United States, Lagos in Nigeria and Nicosia/Lefkosia in Cyprus.
Following Dublin to make up the rest of the top ten are Mérida in Mexico, Florence in Italy and Gyeongju in South Korea.
Lonely Planet is a global travel publication that makes recommendations for world travellers and holiday makers, regularly putting together lists and destination guides for locations all around the globe.
Each year, the Lonely Planet family consisting of 200 plus expert members is surveyed.
A number of other steps are taken before a panel of acclaimed travel experts scrutinises a shortlist of places around the world.
Once these panellists have made their final decisions, a final list is put together and released.
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