There are many Instagrammable places in Dublin. If you're looking for photo spots in Dublin, all the pretty places in the city will surprise you!
Dublin is a beautiful city in Ireland that has a lot to offer. Visiting the city is very fun. There are many things to do and to see. Furthermore, those who are looking for a great place for photography will love Dublin.
Below you can find a list of the 29 best photography locations in Dublin!
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1. Chimney at Ballycorus
One of the most Instagrammable places in Dublin is the chimney at Ballycorus. In the past, Ballycorus was a lead mine and it dates back to the year 1807.
Nowadays, the facility isn't in use anymore. The chimney is the most recognizable aspect that is still here and you can visit it.
Furthermore, there are hiking trails in the area of the former lead mine.
The chimney is great to capture in your photos, especially when you keep it in the center of the shot.
Also, the color of the chimney fits very well with the color of the ground and the plants. For that reason, it's one of the prettiest photo spots in Dublin!
2. Poolbeg Lighthouse
Poolbeg Lighthouse is also one of the most Instagrammable places in Dublin. The lighthouse is an aid to navigation. It's a very photogenic place because of the beautiful red color. Fun fact, on the opposite side of the channel, you can find a green lighthouse.
The beautiful red color of the Poolbeg Lighthouse will look amazing in your feed!
Furthermore, the lighthouse is about 66 feet tall (20 meters), so that's very impressive. This is another reason why it belongs to the best photo spots in Dublin. Also great to know is that the construction of the Poolbeg Lighthouse started in 1767. That’s so interesting!
3. Christ Church Cathedral: One of the Most Instagrammable Places in Dublin During Spring
Christ Church Cathedral is one of the best photo spots in Dublin. One of the reasons why it's amazing to capture is that it's a medieval cathedral! Also, the architecture of the cathedral is amazing. The style is Gothic/Romanesque.
Furthermore, the cathedral is also known as the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity.
Especially when it's spring, this is one of the most photogenic places in the city. Then, there are beautiful purple and yellow flowers. They look so beautiful in combination with the cathedral!
For example, the flowers look very pretty in the photo above. Because of the flowers, it's one of the most Instagrammable places in Dublin in spring.
4. Ha'penny Bridge
The Ha'penny Bridge is one of the best Instagram spots in Dublin. It is a pedestrian bridge that crosses the River Liffey.
The bridge is more than 200 years old and the history of the bridge is quite interesting.
Before the bridge was here, there were ferries that people could use to go from one side of the water to the other side. But these were in a bad state, so a replacement of the ferries was necessary.
But the owner of the ferries could also choose to make a bridge here, which he did. He got the right to ask a toll of half a penny, or ha'penny, which is why the bridge has this name.
The bridge will look beautiful in your photos. The decorations on the side of the bridge look lovely. Furthermore, the lamps that span over the bridge look great.
You can take a picture where the photographer also stands on the bridge, or you can make a photo from the side. Whatever you decide to do, your photo will look great as this is one of the most Instagrammable places in Dublin!
5. St Stephen's Green: an Instagrammable Park in Dublin
Looking for wonderful photo spots in Dublin with flowers in spring? Then definitely check out St Stephen's Green! St Stephen's Green is a public park in the center of Dublin. Taking photos here is so much fun! Especially the flowers at St Stephen's Green are very beautiful and photogenic. They add so much color to your feed.
Furthermore, capturing the beautiful trees is very nice as well. And there's also a pretty fountain in the park.
The designer of the current landscape of St Stephen's Garden is William Sheppard.
Moreover, you should see the Fusiliers' Arch too. That's a monument and the entrance of the park.
6. The Instagrammable Annes Lane Dental in Dublin
This is another one of the beautiful Instagrammable places in Dublin. It is a beautiful street where you find many umbrellas in the sky.
The umbrellas are in many different colors, giving this shot a very happy feeling!
Also, the photos you take here are anything but ordinary. You won't fit a street like this at many places in the world. Thus, you'll end up with very unique pictures.
To make the best photos here you have to lower the camera and shoot from below. That way you can capture the umbrellas in the best way.
7. Vico Baths: The Most Instagrammable Place for Swimming in Dublin
For one of the best places for swimming near Dublin visit the Vico Baths. It's a great spot where you can find a pool with seawater! This pool is very old and you can go there for free. Moreover, it isn't only a fun place to visit, it's also one of the best photo spots in Dublin!
This place is great to capture in a photo for Instagram. That's because it's such as unique spot.
Furthermore, the view from here of the sea is great as well. You can capture the horizon here and you can see land in the background, which looks a bit mysterious.
8. Trinity College Library
Another one of the most Instagrammable places in Dublin is Trinity College Library. This is a very old library that belongs to the University of Dublin.
The library dates back to the year 1592, which is very impressive.
There are about 7,000,000 books in the library, which is incredible. What's interesting is that this library is a legal deposit. This means that the law states that all Irish book publishers need to place a free copy of their book here.
When you take a photo in the Long Room of the library you can capture the best shot in the library.
It is an impressive place for taking photos. That's because you can capture a lot of books in one shot.
Furthermore, the room looks very long, which makes your photo even more impressive!
Also, the colors here make your photo look very classical, which is great! It's definitely one of the best indoor photo spots in Dublin.
9. Guinness Storehouse
Looking for Instagrammable places in Dublin that look Irish? To make a picture that is very Irish head to the Guinness Storehouse.
This is a tourist attraction that is all about the beer brand Guinness, a typical Irish beer brand. Guinness is one of the most popular beer brands in the world.
You can do a tour of the storehouse here, which is a great activity in Dublin if you want to know more about Guinness.
From a bridge near the storehouse, you can get a wonderful shot of the brewing facilities, which is great!
Because the photo is from a distance, you can capture a lot of details of the brewery! And the bridge makes it possible to be in the picture yourself as well! So I'd definitely recommend taking pictures at this place on the list of photo spots in Dublin!
10. Samuel Beckett Bridge
If you're going to Dublin and you like photography, you should see the Samuel Beckett Bridge. This is a cable-stayed bridge in the city.
The length of the bridge is 390 feet (120 meters), so it's very long. Furthermore, the bridge is very tall too. Its height is 157 feet (48 meters). As the bridge is so large, it's very impressive to capture!
The design of the Samuel Beckett Bridge is incredible. The designer is Santiago Calatrava. Also, the construction of the Samuel Beckett Bridge started in 2007. Especially when it's a summer day, taking photos of the bridge is very fun. The bridge looks beautiful in combination with the blue sky.
11. Hawk Cliff
Hawk Cliff is a beautiful place that lies next to the Vico Baths. And it's also on this list of Instagrammable places in Dublin.
The railing next to the sea is wonderful to capture and it makes your photo very adventurous.
Furthermore, because you are higher than the water, you can make a beautiful shot of the sea!
What's also beautiful is the contrast between the colors of the green nature and the sea!
12. In the grass at Portmarnock Beach
Portmarnock Beach is a beautiful sandy beach. The beach is very long and photogenic. Especially the long grass at the beach looks amazing! This is the perfect place to go to if you want to capture water and nature.
Moreover, going to this beach is a very fun thing to do when you're in Dublin. So it's not only great for photography, but you'll also have an amazing day if you go here.
13. James Joyce Statue
The James Joyce Statue also belongs to the most Instagrammable places in Dublin. James Joyce was a novelist of Ireland. Furthermore, he also was a poet and teacher. Seeing the statue when you're in Dublin is great as James Joyce is one of the most famous authors in the country.
Furthermore, this location is very photogenic because of the red ground. I love that you can capture a colorful ground and a famous statue at this place.
Moreover, you can take many kinds of pictures at the James Joyce Statue. For example, you can stand next to the statue or walk towards it.
14. Water at Portmarnock Beach: One of the Most Instagrammable Places in Dublin During Sunset
I already mentioned Portmarnock Beach. That's because the long grass you can find there is one of the photo spots in Dublin. This is another photo spot, but it's at the same beach! One of the best places to take photos at Portmarnock Beach is in the water. The water looks so dreamy and beautiful. Especially during sunset, your photos will look magical. Then, the sky turns orange which looks very pretty.
15. The Brazen Head
One of the most Instagrammable places in Dublin is this one at The Brazen Head.
The Brazen Head is the oldest pub in Ireland. The pub is from the year 1198, which is very spectacular.
That only makes this a great place to capture in a photo!
But besides that, the pub looks amazing from the outside. It looks a lot like a castle.
Furthermore, there are flowers here during some parts of the year that make your photo better!
16. Temple Bar: The Most Instagrammable Bar in Dublin
Temple Bar is a wonderful bar in Dublin that you should definitely see. It's one of the most beautiful places in the city!
The outside of Temple bar is very pretty. What I love most about the bar is that there are many flowers. The flowers are very colorful.
For example, there are purple flowers and red flowers. It's so pretty! Keep in mind that it depends on the time of the year how the flowers look.
Moreover, I love the red color of the building too! And the architecture of the building is amazing.
Overall, it's one of the best photo spots in Dublin if you like colors!
17. Phoenix Park: An Instagrammable Park in Dublin
Phoenix Park is a great place and it belongs to the Instagrammable places in Dublin. Furthermore, it is a great place for relaxation!
It is a very large park in the city of Dublin. In fact, it is the largest public park located in the middle of a city of any capital city in Europe!
There are many grasslands here, which is beautiful to capture. Also, there are wild deer here that you can sit next to. Capturing those animals in your shot is great as well!
What's great is that it is easy to go here from many other places in the city of Dublin. But it's completely different from the urban environment of Dublin!
18. White Rock Beach
White Rock Beach is another one of the most Instagrammable places in Dublin. The beach looks very pretty because of the water and sand.
Especially when it's summer, it's one of the best photo spots in Dublin. On a sunny day, this place is magical.
It isn't only a lovely place for taking pictures, White Rock Beach is also a very nice place to unwind. Wandering around the beach is one of the most relaxing things to do in Dublin!
19. Grand Canal Dock
Another one of the most Instagrammable places in Dublin is Grand Canal Dock. This is a location near the city center.
In the 18th century, these were the largest docks in the world. But shortly after that, they weren't in use anymore.
Nowadays, there was a lot of redevelopment.
Taking photos here is a great way to capture some industrial photos. The area features a lot of grey color and there are many buildings.
You can also capture photos here at night. At night, there are lots of beautiful colorful lights, that make the place very special.
20. Dublin Castle
The next place on the list of best photo spots in Dublin is Dublin Castle. One of the most famous things to see in Dublin is Dublin Castle. It's a very large Irish government complex that's a must-see when you're in the city.
This is a popular tourist attraction and it's a great place to learn about the history of Dublin. The castle opened more than 800 years ago! So it is very old, which is impressive.
Dublin Castle isn't only a great sight, but it's also one of the most Instagrammable places in Dublin. The architecture of the castle is wonderful. Taking photos here is so much fun as all your photos at this place will look incredible!
21. Kilmainham Gaol
When you are in Dublin and want to take photos, you should definitely go to Kilmainham Gaol.
This is a former prison that is now a museum. The prison played a role in the history of the country, especially at the beginning of the 20th century.
Not only is this very interesting to see, but it is also very beautiful and unique. Capturing a photo here will add a lot to your Instagram feed for sure.
A great way to make a photo here is when you pose in front of the central staircase. That makes the photo very symmetrical, which looks very pretty.
22. Howth Harbour: A Port with Many Instagrammable Boats in Dublin
Howth Harbour is another Instagrammable place in Dublin.
This port is where you can find many small boats, as you can see in the photo.
Because of this, you can make a beautiful picture here. You can capture a lot of boats in one shot, which looks spectacular.
What's great is that you can sit on the railing in the middle of the shot, while the boats appear behind you. This makes it very easy to great a good photo here.
23. Stephen's Green Shopping Centre
Go to Stephen's Green Shopping Centre for a great place for shopping and taking photos! It is a large indoor shopping center in the city center of Dublin where you can find many shops.
The interior of the place looks incredible. There are so many decorations here. Furthermore, there is a lot of glass and steel that look beautiful together.
Also, there is a large clock with golden decorations in the center of the shopping center!
You can post at one of the levels of the shopping center and capture the clock and other elements here.
Because you can vary where you stand, you can take all kinds of pictures here. This shopping center is definitely one of the most Instagrammable places in Dublin!
24. Dalkey Island
Dalkey Island is a beautiful place that's one of the most Instagrammable places in Dublin.
It is an island that is very close to Dublin and it's very to get there.
What makes this spot beautiful is the nature next to the water. It is a place that looks very peaceful.
Furthermore, the green color of the grass, the grey of the rocks, and the blue color of the water fit well together.
25. Dame Tavern
Dame Tavern and the street in which this pub lies look great. You have to see Dame Tavern if you're looking for photo spots in Dublin!
The pub is very popular and looks incredible. The red color makes it stand out a lot.
But besides this beautiful red pub, there are many other pubs and other venues in this street. These all look different and many of them are very colorful.
These colors look beautiful in comparison to the grey of the stones that you can also see in the street.
Furthermore, the flags in the street look lovely as well. They make the street appear very bustling, which is great
26. Jameson Distillery Bow Street
Another very typical Irish spot is here at Jameson Distillery Bow Street.
You can do a tour here of the brewing facilities of Jameson Irish Whiskey, a very famous Irish Whiskey.
It's also a great place for photography. For example, you can take a photo in front of a wall at the distillery.
27. Bank of Ireland
You can find the Bank of Ireland at the Parliament House. This is a beautiful building that looks great in pictures.
The building dates back to the year 1796. The architectural style of the building is Palladian.
The statues, decorations, and large pillars make photos here very impressive.
Furthermore, the color of the stone gives your photos a very classical feeling. So it definitely belongs to the list of Instagrammable places in Dublin!
28. Colorful and Instagrammable Doors in Dublin
There are many colorful doors in Dublin that look very pretty. You can find these doors at many Georgian buildings throughout the city.
It's great to take photos at these doors to add some color to your Instagram feed.
Each door is unique, so each photo you take here will also be very unique!
29. St Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin: Instagrammable cathedral and surroundings
Another photogenic place in Dublin is the St Patrick's Cathedral. The cathedral is very old, as it's from 1191. Taking photos of the cathedral is definitely a great idea, as the building is very photogenic.
Moreover, the surroundings of the cathedral are beautiful too. There's grass and there are pretty trees. Also, when it's spring, there are beautiful flowers, such as in the photo below.
Moreover, at this place, you can take photos from many angles. It's amazing to capture a building that's so old and beautiful!
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