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Cork Sights and Landmarks Guide, Ireland

The city of Cork is famous due to the abundant number of historical monuments which the government of the city has preserved. The historical monuments date from the medieval to the modern days thus providing a great variety of monuments which tourists can visit one after the other. The pedestrian friendly routes and various cultural artifacts being sold in different shops is another famous tourist attraction in the city of Cork. Other then various historical monuments you can visit some of the Opera Houses, lush green parks, and the banks of River Lee which due to their scenic beauty attract huge number of tourists.

St. Patrick’s Street is one of the very famous streets in the city of Cork. This street is famous for the beautiful architecture of the monuments was recently reinvented so as to give it the best possible touch. It passes though an important shopping district of Cork and hence increases the value of this street by many folds. This street is famous for the comfort and sights which it provides to the pedestrians which use it. You must walk through this street whenever you are in the city of Cork.

Adjacent to this street is Grande Parade which happens to be a beautiful tree lined avenue which houses various financial institutions and different offices thus making it economically important for the people of Cork.

You can also visit the South Mall which was used as exchange for this city many decades back. It is an old Financial Center and has many banks inside it. The interiors are designed like the early 19th century style and hence make this place an important tourist hot spot for those tourists who love to enjoy various historical designs in different monuments.

The most famous monument in the city of Cork is the Shandon Church Tower. The northern and the eastern sides get to see the red sandstone of this monument while the southern and the western sides of the city get to see the traditional white sandstone of this beautiful monument. Another attraction in this monument is the weather vane which is mounted on its top and shaped like 11 foot high salmon. From the base of the monument you will find that each four clocks of the monument show different times and hence the clock tower is also called as The Four Faced Liar.

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