Garda Síochána Headquarters
The large Victorian building behind Dublin Zoo, on the edge of the park, is the 19th-century Garda Síochána Headquarters, designed by...
Phoenix Park's bandstand, in the Hollow near the People's Garden, was built at the end of the 19th century to give military bands a spot...
The People's Garden dates from 1864 and is made up of 9 hectares of Victorian-era horticulture.
Near the Phoenix Park, this is one of only a handful of city pubs that has retained its Victorian decor virtually intact, complete with...
Phoenix Park Tea Rooms
Handsome Victorian tearooms just off Chesterfield Ave by the bandstand serving cakes, sandwiches, salads and, of course, tea and coffee.
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Dublin Zoo information
Established in 1831, the 28-hectare Dublin Zoo just north of the Hollow is one of the oldest in the world. It is well known for its lion-breeding program, which dates back to 1857, and includes among its offspring the lion that roars at the start of MGM films. You'll see these tough cats, from a distance, on the 'African Savannah', just one of several habitats created in the last few years.
The zoo is home to roughly 400 animals from 100 different species, and you can visit all of them across the eight different habitats, which range from an Asian jungle to a family farm, where kids get to meet the inhabitants up close and milk a (model) cow. There are restaurants, cafes and even a train to get you round.