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Leave the thirty years of “The Troubles” aside and watch carefully what is left: A city that owns a record braking collection of both pubs and churches, a legendary port that boasts the construction of the most well-known ship in the world – a hint: it really is a.. “Titanic” ship – and is the place where you can find the famous Irish linen. Before you search for cheap air tickets to Belfast, be sure to read one or two things about its past. History was not always good to Belfast, but Northern Ireland’s capital managed to stay alive and, what dark fame it gained during the Troubles, today has made Belfast one of the most intriguing and exciting travel destinations in Europe. Many historic landmarks, lots of sightseeing, people meeting, beer tasting.. Book your accommodation in Belfast and you’ll be surprised!
Belfast is the capital of Northern Ireland with a population of around 300,000. While the first thing that comes to mind may be the 30-year war known as “The Troubles”, the city has survived and has been transformed into an interesting and exciting travel destination. Leaving the dark period behind, a new sun shines upon Belfast’s Victorian skyline!
Some scenes of the popular tv series “Game of Thrones” were shot in Belfast.Belfast is a lively city, with a capital L, just as its smart and humourous residents. If you’re not feeling yet so eager to visit Belfast, maybe the fact that one of the top quality beer in the world is brewed here will change your mind!
Belfast International Airport is located 21 kilometres northwest of the city centre and is accessible by buses (Translink) and rail.
Getting around Belfast
You can get around Belfast by the bus, tram or railway system. Fares start at 1.00£ and minimum taxi fare is 2.68£.
Belfast is a small city and the best way to explore it is on foot.
Start from the centre of the city, the area extending around Donegall Square and the City Hall – a nice spot for shopping too, if you can’t wait to get started on shopping!
Belfast’s City Hall is an elegant renaissance building made out of granite, marble and glass. It was built in 1906 and is, since then, a symbol of Northern Ireland’s Industrial Revolution.
Don’t miss the city hall’s alley, decorated with elaborate bronze statues that encircle a majestic statue of Queen Victoria and the monument in memory of the Titanic’s lost souls.The best way to perceive the extraordinary beauty of Belfast’s natural landscape, is to watch it panoramically. Cave Hill is ideal for this purpose. It rises 370 metres above the city, north of the city centre and is dominated by the Belfast Castle.
Cave Hill is sometimes referred to as “Napoleon’s Nose”, due to its resemblance to.. Napoleon’s nose!The castle dates back to 1870, first established as a residence for the 3rd Marquess of Donegall and was later handed over to the state. Once you’re there, remember to look for the nine cats hiding among the sculptures, the paintings, the gardens and the murals of the castle. Legends say that whoever resides in the castle will always have good luck, as long as there’s a white cat there!
Next stop: Titanic! To be precise, it’s the point of construction of the legendary ship whose dark fate decided for it to sink on its first trip. We’re talking about the Titanic Quarter, at Belfast’s port. You will recognise it from the two “giants” of Harland and Wolff, the so-called “Sapson and Goliath Cranes”.
Head to the west side of Belfast city centre and you will discover a very important sight, somewhat disturbing but of great value for Belfast. Falls Road is considered a heritage site by locals and visitors. The reason, apart from its role in “the Troubles” that troubled Northern Ireland for thirty years, are the murals decorating the walls of its buildings.
The first murals of Falls Road appeared in 1981, supporting the major hunger strikes of the prisoners of the Maze prison. Over the years, the murals’ character evolved into an attempt to spread anti-war, peaceful messages, traditional Irish legends and historic events. Today they are considered a work of art and an important element of Northern Ireland’s culture.Walking down Falls Road, at one point you will come across the Divis British observation Tower, that marks the beginning of the concrete wall that – ironically named “Peace Line” – was the Irish “Berlin Wall” during the period of The Troubles.
To light up a little, head to the Golden Mile and enjoy a delicious meal, a coffee, a cocktail or, even better, a traditional Irish beer!
Northern Ireland has no official language, though English is the de facto spoken one. Other spoken languages are Ulster Scots and Irish, recognised as minority languages.