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City Hall was built between 1769 and 1779. The build took ten years to complete. When they decided to build City Hall a competition was advertised and 62 submissions were made. The winner of this Competition was Thomas Cooley, a young architect from...more
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City Hall Exhibition Centre Dame Street | Cork Hill, Dublin D02 NP93, Ireland
South City Centre
+353 1 222 2204
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Reviewed 3 days ago

When you visit Dublin castle and Chester Beatty, City hall is on your way. It is free, take a look but there is not much to do. It was quiet. I used wifi to plan the next spot to visit. They are closed Sundays.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Taraparaben
Reviewed 8 December 2018

The City Hall Exhibition Centre was a stop on our walking tour. The building's mosaics, marble and stained glass are worth the detour to take in. There is an extensive historic exhibit if you have the time.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LollysLook
Reviewed 5 December 2018

The outside of the building is grand but the hall inside is simply breathe taking. It takes up nearly the entire first floor, and the decor is stunning, from the mosaic floor, to the stained glass in the ceiling. They have had the good sense...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ZoeBailey72
Reviewed 23 November 2018 via mobile

At the end of Parliament Street this is a lovely building and in keeping with the local area. The cost of entry may be a little steep but you can enjoy the beauty from the outside free of charge. It is lovely.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank northants90
Reviewed 22 November 2018 via mobile

Saw information about the City Hall exhibit of the history of Dublin in the Rick Steve’s guidebook. It’s free and interesting. There was a special event going on and the rotunda was not accessible to visit. But there was a video in the exhibit that...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TravelIntl
Reviewed 14 November 2018

Impressive building (Georgian architecture, inspired by Ancient Greece) , beautifully lit at night, central location next to Dublin Castle... We passed by the City Hall several times during our trip in Dublin. I liked the ceilings and floors inside, the Rotunda entrance hall, the vaults,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank AthanasiaGreece
Reviewed 22 October 2018

The architecture of Dublin City Hall is beautiful. Admission is free, and is a nice, quick stop to view. Also, it is amidst much of the restaurant district.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ReedandCandice
Reviewed 9 October 2018

This is a great Building dating from 1779, the impressive architecture is almost Roman temple like, there is an excellent free museum inside. It was a very important location in the revolution of 1913, and there are still bullet marks in some of the stones...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 235AndrewR
Reviewed 2 October 2018

This historic building has inside a well organized historical presentation of this city. With an assortment of dioramas, multi media and artifacts one can learn how Dublin came into being. This is well worth a first stop when visiting Dublin.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank travelbob1
Reviewed 16 September 2018

This actually is a nice part of Irish history and the tour is well worth it. I call it part 1 of a two part tour of Irish history, with the jail on the other side of Dublin being part 2 and a good bookend...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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21 January 2017|
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Response from DublinCityHall | Property representative |
It can take anywhere between 20 minutes and an hour depending on how much information you're interested in. We also have a free exhibition in the basedment :) Thanks, Ciara