The city of Dubrovnik, an ancient Roman Ragusa, is one of the most beautiful European cities. Once an independent republic, it has acquired great wealth. Today these riches are visible in the elegant architecture and diverse cultural and historical heritage.
With the help of Dubrovnik’s timeless beauty, preservation and value, the entire old town of Dubrovnik is part of the the UNESCO World Heritage List. Dubrovnik is perhaps best known for the popular “Game of Thrones” series, which was filmed at many locations in the city.
What to see in Dubrovnik
Start your sightseeing walk through the city walls. It is a symbol of the city, almost 2 kilometers long and 25 meters high. The walls have 5 doors – “Ploča” doors, “Pila” doors, “Buža” doors, “Ribarnica” doors and “Ponte” doors
Something you definitely have to do is drink coffee on “Stradun”. Stradun is the main street in the old town of Dubrovnik. Moreover, its name comes from the old Venetian word for “big street”. It contains many sights that you can see along the way such as the Great and Small “Onofrio’s” Fountain, the Church of the Holy Saviour, the “Sponza” Palace and the Church of St. Blaise (the patron saint of Dubrovnik).
Visit the Rector’s Palace, one of Dubrovnik’s most famous palaces. Especially visit the “Sponza” Palace, built in the Gothic style with Baroque and Renaissance elements. Fans of the Game of Thrones can recognize the “Lovrijenac” Fortress. It is also known as the “Gibraltar of Dubrovnik”, used for the purpose of fimling the series. Furthermore, if you want to see an unforgettable view of the entire city and its surroundings, you should go to the hill “Srđ”. You can reach it by cable car.
Finally, the city is famous for its cultural and artistic events. Most famous one is certainly the Dubrovnik Summer Festival, whose musical, dramatic and dance performances take place in unique fortresses and other attractive localities.
Also, you can check out why they decided to film in Dubrovnik on the planetarily popular Game of Thrones series. Thus, they turned this city into the capital of King’s Landing. Walk through its streets, ramparts, palaces and surely you will understand all the Dubrovnik’s timeless beauty of this pearl of the Adriatic.
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5 thoughts on “Dubrovnik – timeless beauty of Dalmatia”
Have wanted to go for years. Love your photos you have captured the city so well thanks for sharing this beautiful post
It is best to go in early spring or fall, it’s less crowded and you can really feel the spirit of the old days
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