DUBLIN, IRELAND - MAY 17, 2014: The Wellington Monument is an obelisk located in the Phoenix Park. The monument is 62 metres (203 ft) tall and it is the largest obelisk in Europe.

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Wellington Monument


Near the Parkgate St entrance to Phoenix Park is the 63m-high Wellington Monument. It took from 1817 to 1861 to build, mainly because the Duke of Wellington fell from public favour during its construction. Nearby is the People's Garden, dating from 1864, and the bandstand in the Hollow.

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1. Bandstand

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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 to showcase their…

2. People's Garden

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The People's Garden dates from 1864 and is made up of 9 hectares of Victorian-era horticulture.

3. Dublin Zoo

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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,…

4. Garda Síochána Headquarters

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5. Irish Museum of Modern Art

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6. War Memorial Gardens

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7. Kilmainham Gate


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8. Magazine Fort

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