This may be the ultimate landmark in Dublin, Ireland. The Guinness Storehouse or brewery is a destination more than 4 million tourists each year.

Arthur Guinness started brewing beer here in 1759. He got a 9,000-year lease for the factory for £45 per year (about $73 in current dollars). Now, the brewery has been transformed into a museum, which you can visit for €15 ($21) a pop.

Here is a tour of the famed establishment.

Follow the signs to the Guinness Storehouse.

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Here it is — this particular Guinness brewery building dates back to 1904. But Guinness has been brewed at this very spot since 1759.

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Lets go in.

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Nods to the brand’s Irish heritage are everywhere.

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This is the original lease agreement signed by Arthur Guinness in 1759 for the St. James Brewery property for £45 per year and lasting for 9,000 years.

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Big room full of one of the four ingredients of the Guinness beer — Barley!

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Yeast — another key Guinness ingredient — kept in a safe.

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Big glass columns full of Hops display the third component.

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The fourth ingredient — very obvious …

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Water! A waterfall at the Guinness museum is full of coins from around the world.

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Chances are that if you frequent an Irish pub, you’ll get asked the ultimate question: What are the ingredients for making Guinness? Now you know.

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Brew masters are also important as brewing Guinness is an art form. (Part of the barley is roasted before brewing starts which gives the beer its signature dark colour.)

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Room detailing the history of how Arthur Guinness started his brewing business, and the timeline of the Guinness company.

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On display — old-fashioned brewing machines. This one is a mill for crushing the barley before adding the water to form a mash.

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After the barley and water are mashed together, the liquid is drained from the mash via these spouts. Then, the liquid is boiled while hops is added.

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The final stage is fermentation, at which point yeast is added into the mix. The beer ferments for a couple of weeks in barrels or a vat like this one.

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Unfortunately, you can’t see this process at the Guinness brewery as it is a museum. So, they show you a little video about the process and …

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… some flow charts about beer-making.

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A single copper holds A LOT of beer.

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A huge wooden barrel.

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You can see videos about the different types of bottled Guinness available throughout the world.

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Posters about the types of Guinness available — draught, bottled, extra stout, etc.

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Guinness bottles through the years.

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Next stop is a small tasting bar.

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Drink up!

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The museum also features a section on how Guinness was transported and preserved.

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An old-fashioned keg.

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Imagine these boats shuttling Guinness barrels from Ireland to the U.S. in the old days.

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The highlight of the Guinness Brewery experience is the Gravity bar, with spectacular views of Dublin.

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Always crowded.

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And endless beer.

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360° views of Dublin.

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You can see a functioning Guinness brewing facility from the Gravity Bar. The huge cement towers with white tops is the actual place where Guinness is brewed in Dublin.

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One last glamour shot.

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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This feature originally appeared in Business Insider.



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