The capital of Northern Ireland is an industrial city that was once synonymous with sectarian violence, but that has now changed and Belfast has emerged as a growing cultural center. The city center is compact, and many areas are now off-limits to automobiles, so it's a pleasant city to walk through. Belfast has charming architecture—as you walk, be sure to look up at the buildings, where you'll see ornate carvings ranging from faces to figurines.
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