Belfast

Have you ever been to Belfast?
If your answer is no, then you should change it. It’s beautiful and the food is delicious.
For a quite long time, we put off our trip to Belfast in favour of visiting other places in Ireland.
But last weekend was a perfect time to go somewhere and do some sightseeing instead of sitting at home (yes, our apartment is lovely and a couch is so comfy…).
Belfast City Hall
I didn’t have any expectations. I got really good tips from one of my coworkers Patrick what to see and where to eat, read a little bit of my guidebook and we headed to Belfast. We were lucky to see Belfast almost empty. It was the bank holiday weekend, so you wouldn’t see too many people on the streets. It was somehow refreshing. Taking photos is easier when you don’t have too many people around.
Queen's University Belfast
Belfast is beautiful. I loved the architecture, even though some of the buildings look older then they actually are I still find them pretty.
The Parliament Buildings at Stormont
Lovely botanic garden.
Botanic Garden Belfast
When it comes to food in Belfast you can’t complain. Thanks to recommendation we had lovely dinner at Nick’s Warehouse. The food was delicious.

We went for a pint to the Crown Bar. The interior is just gorgeous.

Crown Bar Belfast
But something we really felt in love was St. George’s Market. Can we please move it to Dublin? Pretty please.
St. George's Market Belfast
You can find there a lot of different things – fruits, veggies, jewellery, seaweed, spices, bread.
Seaweed St. George's Market Belfast
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We weren’t the only ones who decided to start a morning with breakfast in St. George’s Market.

Food stalls in St. George's Market Belfast
Waiting for breakfast.
Waiting for Belfast Bap in St. George's Market Belfast
Belfast Bap, it’s probably not the healthiest breakfast ever, but it was delicious 🙂
Belfast Bap in St. George's Market Belfast

Belfast is of course famous for its history. There are a lot of murals and places that remind you about it.

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Hotel Europa that is known as the “most bombed hotel in Europe”.

Hotel Europa in Belfast

But Belfast is really safe city. It is considered the second safest city in the world behind Tokyo. And I must agree with opinion that people there are really friendly, we met a cyclist who just stopped for a chat when we were taking photos.
Of course Belfast is all about Titanic.

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The new Titanic Belfast® is really entertaining.
Titanic Belfast® - Titanic Museum in Belfast
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Titanic Belfast® - Titianic interior

16 thoughts on “Belfast

    • Thank you Paul. You should take the sightseeing bus. We didn’t manage see all the things we planned and tend to just walk around the city. But these photos actually cover very touristic places 🙂

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  1. I’ve lived in Ireland for 13 years, but I only went to Belfast for the first time last year – even though it takes me just as long to drive to Dublin as it does to drive to Belfast (just 1 hour to either city). We’ve been making up for lost time and go up often now.

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    • Oh so I see sometimes it takes even longer than a year. I must say that I think I liked Belfast slightly more than Dublin, but don’t tell anybody ;)And if you haven’t been to Nick’s Warehouse I strongly recommend. We wanted to try Made in Belfast as well, but it was full, so maybe next time.

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  2. Your photos are beautiful Magda, I’ve been to Belfast many times, mostly just quickly passing through and haven’t seen most of the places in your photos. What an amazing market that is, Dublin could really do with something similar! Glad you had a nice trip away!

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  5. “Taking photos is easier when you don’t have too many people around.” – so true!
    Belfast Bap looks yummy!! Which camera and lens did you use? Another great post, how lovely!

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    • Thanks Nancy. I have very basic Canon 1000D. As for lenses lately I mostly use my Canon 50mm 1.8, I’ve started taking it for walks as well. In the field I usually use 28-75mm Tamron 2.8, but in Belfast we actually had wide angle – Sigma 10-20mm 2-5.6, you can easily spot aberrations.

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