Belfast, Irish Béal Feirste, city, district, and capital of Northern Ireland, on the River Lagan, at its entrance to Belfast Lough (inlet of the sea). The city is the shopping, retail, educational, commercial, entertainment, and service center for Northern Ireland and the seat of many of its largest businesses and hospitals. Tourist attractions include the Grand Opera House, Donegall Square, Crown Liquor Saloon, Ulster Museum, Botanic Gardens, Belfast Zoo, and Titanic Belfast, a museum inaugurated in 2012 to commemorate the centenary of the sinking of the famous ship. Belfast is known for its Traditional Pubs Crown Liquor Saloon, Kelly’s Cellars, Bittles Bar, Duke of York, Garrick Bar etc. Compact in size, but uncompromising in choice, Belfast offers shoppers the ultimate retail experience with big luxury brands, high street fashion and unique boutiques.