This once was a prime spot for watching public whippings, burnings and hangings. Today, it is a prime location to take in some sun or wander through elegantly landscaped gardens. One of three ancient parks within the city, St. Stephen's Green is an critical green space for residents. It boasts a meticulously maintained formal garden, with a special attraction of highly scented plants for the visually impaired. Throughout the beautiful grounds, you find statues and monuments created from granite and bronze. The park is framed by a major shopping district in Dublin and makes the perfect place to enjoy a rest from a day of browsing.