Lonely Planet Writer

Is this Dublin's most photographed spot? We meet some of the 1.6m visitors to the iconic Guinness Gate

This year, an estimated 1.6 million people from all over the world will visit the famous Guinness Storehouse in Dublin. For many people, no journey to the capital city is complete without getting their picture taken in front of the famous black and gold Guinness gate that has grown to be a definitive icon of Ireland.

  

Lonely Planet News visited the site at St. James’s Gate to meet some of the people stopping to get their pictures taken at the famous spot.

Lonely Planet News met visitors from places such as Japan, USA, Canada, Sweden, Finland and Germany.
Lonely Planet News met visitors from places such as Japan, USA, Canada, Sweden, Finland and Germany. Image by James Gabriel Martin

The ever popular tourist destination has established itself as one of the main attractions in Europe, often topping the list of must-do experiences for people going to Ireland. The Guinness Storehouse experience includes a pint at The Gravity Bar on the fifth floor, which is often a highlight with travellers due to the incredible 360-degree view of the surrounding Dublin area. The building that houses The Guinness Storehouse was built in 1904 and was used for fermenting beer until 1988.