Lonely Planet Dublin is the 7th best city in the world to visit

Dublin was named the seventh best city in the world to visit in 2022 by Lonely Planet.

The travel group will unveil the award today at the prestigious Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2022.

As 2022 celebrates 100 years since the publication of James Joyce’s Ulysses, Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2022 will «encourage visitors to follow in Leopold Bloom’s footsteps, while strolling around the city to witness its architectural and cultural delights.»

«warm people»

Dublin is described in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2022 as «one of Europe’s most down-to-earth and friendliest». He mentions «the Georgian squares, traditional pubs, and friendly people of Dublin» and adds that «modern Dublin still has the city appeal of Joyce’s day as well as a host of compelling contemporary reasons to visit now».

Auckland, New Zealand was ranked as the best city to visit in 2022, followed by Taipei in Thailand and Friborg in Germany, and the US city of Atlanta comes out in the top four.

Dublin came ahead of Merida, Mexico (8th) and Florin, Italy in ninth.

Ireland has done well on the Lonely Planet Best in Travel list in the past.

Previous awards have included Burren Ecotourism Network being named Best Community Tourism Project of 2021, Galway declared the fourth best city in the world to visit in 2020, and Belfast and the Causeway Coast named the number one area in the world to visit in 2018. The Skellig Range Drive was named As the top 10 area to visit in 2017, Dublin was named the third best city in the world to visit in 2016, and Ireland was declared the fifth best country in the world to visit in 2015.

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Cook Island was ranked as the best country in the world to visit in 2022, followed by Norway and Mauritius.

On Dublin’s positive ranking for 2022, Tourism Minister Catherine Martin said: «I would like to congratulate the beautiful city of Dublin for being recognized as one of the best cities to visit at Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2022. Such a wonderful accolade for a very well deserved city. This has been a period of time. challenging for our tourism industry and this is a timely reminder that Ireland and in particular Dublin remain a global holiday destination.»

Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland; and Catherine Martin TD, Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sports and Media, when announcing that Dublin was named the seventh best city in the world to visit in 2022 by Lonely Planet. Pic – Shane O’Neill / Merger.

Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2022

Top 10 countries:

  1. Cook Islands
  2. Norway
  3. Mauritius
  4. Belize
  5. Slovenia
  6. Anguilla
  7. Sultanate of Oman
  8. Nepal
  9. Malawi
  10. Egypt

Top 10 Regions

  1. Westfjords, Iceland
  2. West Virginia, USA
  3. Xishuangbana, China
  4. Heritage Kent Coast, UK
  5. Puerto Rico
  6. Shikoku, Japan
  7. Atacama Desert, Chile
  8. The Scenic Rim, Australia
  9. Vancouver Island, Canada
  10. Burgundy, France

Top 10 cities

  1. Auckland, New Zealand
  2. Taipei, Taiwan
  3. Freiburg, Germany
  4. Atlanta, USA
  5. Lagos, Nigeria
  6. Nicosia / Lefkosia, Cyprus
  7. Dublin, Ireland
  8. Merida, Mexico
  9. Florence, Italy
  10. Jeonju, South Korea

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