Belfast is Northern Ireland’s capital and largest city, a waterfront city that serves as a gateway to the rest of the country. The birthplace of the Titanic, Belfast has plenty to offer travelers from beautiful coastal landscapes to architectural masterpieces to remains from the centuries of war between Protestants and Catholics to flourishing culture and food scenes.
In addition to the beautiful Tudor style architecture of Queen’s University, the neighborhood is packed with lively bars and chic shopping, especially on Lisburn Road. The best way to discover Belfast is to get lost in the city center and discover the many lovely Victorian buildings such as the Opera House, built during the Industrial Revolution.
If you work up an appetite while strolling the city, head to St George’s Market, a covered market from the Victorian era, where you can have a quick bite to eat and also get some shopping done.