Dubrovnik – Pearl of the Adriatic

Perfect place for a short holiday?  Discover Dubrovnik! This city has amazing history, clear beaches, unique nature and original atmosphere.

Dubrovnik is a city in southern Croatia fronting the Adriatic Sea. It is famous for unique Old Town and special massive stone walls, completed in 16th century. Did you know that in 15th century, Dubrovnik had a population 40.000 and was one of the largest cities in Europe! The city was twice damaged – an earthquake 1667 and 1990 by armed conflict. Dubrovnik joined the UNESCO in 1979.

HERE ARE MY TOP PLACES to VISIT in DUBROVNIK

OLD TOWN:

  • Ancient City Wall – here you can start amazing historical walk tour around the city
  • Placa Thoroughfare (STRADUN) – is beautiful line with shops and restaurants
  • Pile Gate – very busy gateway n the main entrance to the old Town
  • Onophrian Fountain – was a master piece supplying fresh water to the citizens from Ombria river
  • Franciscan Monastery – inside is one of the oldest pharmacy in the world

WHAT ELSE CAN YOU SEE around DUBROVNIK?

LOKRUM is idyllic and little island only 15min boat ride from Old Port, great place for half day trip if you are looking for the beautiful small beaches, special history and nature.  There are former Benedictine Monastery (in one of part is exhibition Game of Thrones, you can see all about filming this special HBO TV series in Lokrum and Dubrovnik.) or Fort Royal and nice Botanical Garden. You can see here many birds and even many peacocks going around you.

For one day trip is popular also Korcula Islandor Mljet NationalPark!

A FEW WORDS about FOOD – simple and with influences from Italian, Turkish, Hungarian and Austrian cuisines. What are characteristic dishes in Dubrovnik?

Very popular is black risotto, seafood platter, grilled fish, octopus salad, roasted lamb with special local herbs, skewers or stuffed barbecued squid. Do not forget try to drink – Rakija – homemade spirit from grapes, tasty local wine, beer or mineral water.

GOOD to KNOW – There are plenty especially sport’s activities and  for example very popular are kayaking, canoeing, bike tours, hiking, or sailing.

Dubrovnik is fantastic location for short romantic holidays, honeymoon or anniversary celebration…

You can go there anytime but my favorite month is – May and June.

Have a nice summer!

 

54 Comments

  1. YellowCable

    There are many keys to like this charming place. Game of Throne place would be very nice one to see. I always like the places the show chose for their scenes. They did great job selecting places. Oh, octopus salad … hmm. sounds wonderful.

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  2. Bama

    I love the bright summertime colors in your photos. The dishes you had look mouthwatering! From your shots, it looks like the city is not as touristy as what I imagined… or maybe because it’s only the beginning of the summer?

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  3. Sartenada

    What a wonderful post with beautiful photos. We have not been to Dubrovnik. I remember when I worked for Finnair and we had a route: HEL-DBV-ATH. This was maybe 50 years ago. 🙂

    I am glad that You shared these photos with us. Thank You.

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  4. Lydia

    Ah, King’s Landing! 🙂 Dubrovnik became one of my favorite European cities from watching GOT and I’ve been longing to explore it ever since. When’s the best time to visit it to beat the crowd?

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  5. Dalo 2013

    Such stunning photos ~ and nothing quite like living life to the fullest which is what I love about your blog 🙂 I’ve yet to venture to Croatia, but have had a few friends travel there and they could not stop talking about how beautiful it was. Southern Croatia along the Adriatic Sea is where I will likely go, so your introduction to Dubrovnik is perfect. Cheers to a great day ahead.

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