20 Oct Dubrovnik: a breathtaking city
If there is one place in all of Croatia that you absolutely must visit, it’s Dubrovnik.
This stunning city of unique cultural and political history, situated on the Dalmatian coast, was placed on UNESCO’s list of world heritage sights in 1979. The old town is really like nothing you have seen before. It’s magnificent and very well kept. So much history and beauty and no cars!
The town has four city gates: two that lead to the harbor and two that lead to the mainland. The most recognizable feature of the historic city of Dubrovnik are its intact city walls. These walls have been protecting Dubrovnik since the Middle Ages, and have never fallen to a hostile power. They were constructed from the 12th through the 17th centuries. The walk on the fortified wall is a must as it shows different aspect and view point of the city.
Also, be prepared for lots of steps to climb to see the best of the Town. You should know that steps and stairs are everywhere. The walls that surround the historic centre are 1,940 metres long with a grand total of 1080 steps spread throughout. Walking the Dubrovnik Walls is one of the best ways to see the city. So, go early in the morning to beat the crowds…The view is fantastic and well worth seeing the red tiled palace roofs.
The city’s biggest and most iconic street, Stradun is the favourite walking area for all the people of Dubrovnik.
Sitting at a nearby cafe listening to street musicians play and people watching is a perfect way to spend a few hours. Dubrovnik’s central promenade is the place to see and be seen. There are a lot of people especially during summer but that is to be expected in such a popular attraction.
The medieval and beautifully restored city of Dubrovnik has exquisite architecture, rich heritage, a stunning coastline along the Adriatic Sea, and of course, the “Thrones” appeal.
After all Dubrovnik is King’s Landing, the capital of the Seven Kingdoms! Much of the filming has taken place within Dubrovnik’s medieval city walls. Dubrovnik’s Fort Lovrijenac takes the role of the Red Keep, the Minceta Tower was used as the House of the Undying and scenes set in Qarth were filmed on the sland of Lokrum. The locations within the city walls are easily visited by foot within a day.
Walking around this beautiful town is such an experience, especially for GOT fans as it is easy to see some of the original beauty of the city in the show.
Take your time to wander as there are many back alleys to explore. Take it easy, enjoy as you stroll around these fascinating streets.
With plenty of shops, high end stores, artisan markets, one of the oldest pharmacies in the world, museums and restaurants there is enough to do to keep anybody busy for days. The cobbled roads and narrow streets with lovely little shops along the way. Have a rest in a cafe in the old port, drink coffee and feel the magic of this place!
You must see how well preserve this town is and its history.
The buildings, the architecture and the way the town is laid out is amazing. Just wander around and take it all in!
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