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Best of Cork City Tour
We are the local, independent Free Tour company in Dublin. Join us to see the most famous sights and to discover the hidden places where the Dubliners go. As Dubliners, we are informal and friendly people and it is a pleasure for us to share our city with you. Join us for the local perspective!
Narrow alleys, monasteries, historic markets... On this free walking tour of Cork we will discover the history and the most emblematic points of this Irish city bathed by the River Lee.
You will completely fall in love!
We will meet at the indicated time in front of Cork Opera House to start this free tour of Cork in which we will discover the second largest city in Ireland. Will you join us?
For almost three hours, we will walk through the historic center of Cork exploring part of the history of the city. Do you know who its founders were? Perhaps the importance of its port will give you a clue.
We will tell you how the city has been changing over time since the 7th century when Saint Finbar built an abbey in this area.
We'll pass by places like:
- St. Anne's Church
- St. Mary Cathedral
- St. Anne's Cathedral
- Bishop Lucey Park
Later we will arrive at the Cathedral of San Finbar, famous for the copper angel and gold paper that decorates its facade. What will be its meaning? We will reveal it to you!
Nearby we will come across Fort Elizabeth, used for more than 400 years to defend Cork from invaders. Did you know that the Vikings arrived in the city in 820 AD? At that time they built their own city on an island in the Lee River.
After exploring Cork's history, we'll end the free tour at the National Monument.
Meeting point:Emmett Pl, Centre, Cork, IrelandEmmett Pl, Centre, Cork, Ireland
We meet outside the Opera House on Emmet Place. Look for the yellow umbrella!
How much does this tour cost?
Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).