1 ~~~ Phoenix Park Dublin - Largest Enclosed Recreational Space - The Amazing Phoenix Park Dublin Ireland ~~~
Dating back to the Norman times - Phoenix Park (Irish: Páirc an Fhionnuisce) is an urban park in Dublin, Ireland, lying 2–4 km west of the city centre, north of the River Liffey. Its 11 km perimeter wall encloses 707 hectares (1,750 acres); it is one of the largest enclosed recreational spaces within any European capital city
The Phoenix Park in Dublin is the largest enclosed park in any capital city in Europe - adding just another item on the list one will write about the places to visit in Dublin, Ireland. This park includes large areas of grassland and tree-lined avenues, and since the 17th century, has been home to a herd of wild fallow deer.
The history of Phoenix park goes back to 1660's when it was designed and formed as a royal hunting park before it opened to the public in 1747. For those who are coming to visit Dublin and are not local people living around, Phoenix park is only a mile and a half from O'Connell street, where people usually go for shopping, checking that historical street, and at the same time passing by the different statues found on it ~