Dubrovnik is not one of Croatia’s largest cities, but a very touristy city. Dubrovnik is located on the coast in the far south of Croatia. It is also called the Pearl of the Adriatic Sea, because it is particularly beautiful. The old part of the city is one of the best preserved historic cities in the world. It is famous for its beautiful city walls. Perhaps it’s not so crazy that the famous Game of Thrones series takes up many of its scenes. You can admire Kings Landing here !
10. Sea Aquarium
This aquarium is located in the heart of Dubrovnik’s old walls. The various aquariums are lit in the darkness of the walls. That gives the aquarium a special, mysterious atmosphere. Here are some fish, located in the sea near Dubrovnik. The oldest and most popular animal in the aquarium is a turtle.
9. Kayaking and canoeing
Keep kayaking or canoeing in Dubrovnik that you do by booking a tour. You then gather in a small harbor (Pile) just outside the city wall. From there you will find a guide along the city walls, around the island of Lokrum and to a beach that is accessible only from the sea. On the way you can see Dubrovnik’s historic center from the sea. During a stopover it is possible to go swimming and snorkelling.
8. War Photo Limited museum
In this small museum you will find pictures and video images of the war. These are made by world-renowned war photographers. The pictures and video images are of very high quality. The goal is for visitors to feel the intensity of war, that they realize how horrendous war is.
7. Palace of the Rector (museum)
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This palace was built in the 15th century. In later times the palace is damaged by earthquakes and fire.By renovating and restoring it is still there. In the past, the palace was the seat of the government. The palace is named after the rector, the chosen leader of the government. This person should not leave the palace during his term. At the main entrance is the inscription ‘obliti privatorum publica curate’ to be found. This means: ‘forget your privacy, take care of public affairs’. Now the palace is a Cultural Historical Museum. There are objects from the 16th to the 19th century: furniture, textiles, paintings, medals, weapons and coins. In the summer, concerts are held in the palace.
6. Gruz (cruise port)
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Dubrovnik’s cruise port is located in a sheltered bay and is located outside the old part of town, two kilometers away. This makes this area a less crowded area. Gruz is a mooring place for yachts, ferries and cruise ships. Along the promenades are restaurants and banks. There is also a vegetable, fruit and fish market where fresh local produce is available, such as figs, tomatoes and oranges. The region’s specialties include olive oil, wine and goat cheese.
5. Stradun (main street)
The main street of Dubrovnik’s old part is 300 meters long and consists of shiny, reflective limestone.There are many historical sights on the street, including the salvation church, the Franciscan monastery and the Sponzapeleis. There are also restaurants, cafés and shops. These are also found in the side streets of Stradun.
4. Old City Port
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In the past, fishermen and merchants visited the old port of Dubrovnik. Now you still find fishing boats, but also many tourist boats. From this port there is the possibility of doing business trips. On a submarine can be watched underwater and on open boats the city wall can be viewed from the other side. There are many terraces around the harbor.
3. Mountain Srdj (cable tram)
By cable tram, by foot or by car, the top of Mount Srdj can be reached. From here you have a beautiful panoramic view over Dubrovnik and surroundings. With the cableframe you will be in four minutes.Walking around for about an hour, you will enjoy beautiful views.
2. Lokrum (island)
With a taxi ride, you will reach the small green island Lokrum from the old port of Dubrovnik within ten minutes. There is a botanical garden, a royal fort and a Benedictine monastery. There are also hiking trails and various restaurants. There are rocky beaches and there is a small lake where you can swim.Peacocks and rabbits live on the island.
1. Walls of Dubrovnik
The old town is surrounded by large, solid city walls. Ever since the 10th century, these walls protect the city. They are among the largest medieval defenses in Europe. The height of the walls differs by point. In some places the wall is 25 meters high. In total, the walls are almost 2 kilometers long. To be able to walk across the walls, you have to buy a ticket. With this ticket you also have access to a number of other famous buildings: Minceta Fortress and Fort Lovrijenac. Through three entrances you can start the journey across the walls. Within about two hours you will complete the walk. On the way you can enjoy beautiful views of the old town and the Adriatic Sea.
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