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“Nice architecture” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Trinity College

Trinity College
Grafton St. | College Green, Dublin 2, Ireland (South City Centre)
(+353) 01 896 1000
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Ranked #22 of 217 Attractions in Dublin
Type: Educational Sites, Historic Sites, Libraries, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/bus tour
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The building facade of Trinity College is among many constructed since the foundation of the College on March 13th, 1592. The design is attributed to Theodore Jacobsen, a London-based amateur architect, with the collaboration of Henry Keene and John Sanderson.
Dublin, Ireland
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“Nice architecture”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

This historical college is at the top of the tourist attractions in Dublin. Once you are there, don't forget to visit Trinity College Library, Grafton St., St Stephens Green, Temple Bar area nearby.

Visited October 2013
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“Trinity College Dublin”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Situated in the centre of Dublin city Trinity College is a university campus steeped in history, founded in 1592. it has approximately 17,000 students. The minute you pass through the old gates you are in a another world. Just to stroll around the campus on the old cobble stones taking in the historic buildings is amazing. One can relax on the benches over looking the playing fields and escape from the hustle of daily life. One must see the Book of Kells housed in the Library. It was written around 9th century in Latin and It is one of the great treasures of Ireland.

Visited September 2013
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“Historic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Wonderful historic university which is still cutting edge today. The Book of Kells and Long Room are worth visiting, and the campus is lovely to walk around.

Visited February 2013
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“An Education”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Trinity collage is a wonderful place to visit from the minute you walk in through the gates. The atmosphere is electric throughout the whole place and a visit to the book of Kells is a must as you explore the library you feel the oldness in the air. And also the old church in the grounds is a beautiful building. There is a real mixture of old and new here well worth a visit.

Visited September 2013
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“The Old Library is worth to be visited”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

You can admire the inner courtyard of the campus for free, with the "campanile" in the middle.
The famous book of Kells (an ancient gospel book) is inside the library, along with an exhibition relating the book and middle age, but the real treasure is the long room of the library, with wooden bookshelves and ancient writers and philosophers. It reminds a Harry Potter movie.

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