Belfast: what to see in the capital of Northern Ireland


What to visit in the capital of Northern Ireland in one day, from the castle to the cathedral, monuments and murals.

Where is Belfast

Belfast is situated along the east coast at the mouth of the River Lagan, in a favorable position in the past for the development of shipyards. The climate is temperate Belfast with average temperatures of 18 degrees in summer and 6 degrees in the winter.

What to do in Belfast

The city is famous for its murals that testify to the political and religious beliefs of the population. The Shankill Road, for example, is almost entirely inhabited by Protestants and murals illustrate mainly loyalty to the British crown, while in the neighborhood Catholic Falls Road the favorite theme is that of Ireland combined.

The old town has some fine buildings including the Clifton House, grand opera house and the City Hall which is the Town Hall. Beautiful is the Protestant cathedral of Saint Anne, enhanced in 1920 with mosaics. There are also sites devoted to culture including the Ulster Museum, Queen’s University, Belfast College of Technology and the Union Theological College. Also in Belfast are held several music festivals of international renown. Not far from the center is the Belfast Castle, which has medieval origins but rebuilt in the nineteenth century, and the castle of Stormont.

The city is famous for its murals that testify to the political and religious beliefs of the population. The Shankill Road, for example, is almost entirely inhabited by Protestants and murals illustrate mainly loyalty to the British crown, while in the neighborhood Catholic Falls Road the favorite theme is that of Ireland combined.

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