Sláinte!

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The Guinness Brewery was founded in 1759.

The first word that I learned in Dublin was sláinte, pronounciated slauncha, which means cheers or good health. I find it also one of the easiest Irish words. If you love beer the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin is a must-see. But even if you don’t it is quite interesting and fun destination for a half a day or less.
The tickets cost from €6.50 for children to €16.50 for adults, there are discounts for students and families. Maybe you shouldn’t visit it hungover as it will probably take you about 3 to 4 hours to explore everything there. But if you have time, why not? It’s definitely fun.

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You can’t imagine how much time we’ve spent searching for the right entry. So don’t be confused if you saw the big walls with Guinness signs while walking by the river. This is not the touristic site. You should go up to the parallel street.

lease

This is the 9000 year lease signed by Arthur Guinness in 1759.

inside

The largest pint

The seven story building in which is located it’s quite interesting itself and it’ constructed like a pint. Ii is also the world’s largest pint. If filled the amount would equal about 14 million pints of Guinness. I say they fill it and give people really long straws to drink from the Gravity bar on the seventh floor of the building. Ha! It would be an experiment worth seeing.

bottles

Old Guinness bottles

On the first few floors you will learn all about the ingredients and crafting the beer, watch old Guinness’s commercials and even pour a pint yourself which you could drink in the panoramic Gravity bar on the last floor. The visual design of every floor and room is unique and very well executed. There are many fun and interactive things to do. You can play a harp (the logo of the beer in case you’re wondering) by just swiping your hand through a glass, take a beer test, watch numerous videos of every single crafting process. You can see now how does one spend half a day there. water
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commercials

Old commercials of the beer. You have to stand on the footsteps right in front of the TV in order to listen to the commercial. Clever, rigth?

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down

The gift shop (of course there is one!) seen from above.

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bell

The bell used on the first ship that exported the iconic beer.

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The Guinness Academy where you will learn how to pour the perfect pint.

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And then you’ll get a certificate for it which won’t be of any use but still is fun. Time to become a bartender maybe?

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Guinness

Simple things. The life of the foam.

After you pour your perfect Guinness pint you can go up to the last floor (you’ve made it!) and relax drinking your beer and enjoy the beautiful city in the panoramic Gravity bar.

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And have fun of course! Sláinte, good people!
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