Old City of Dubrovnik

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Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Old City of Dubrovnik Reviews

theamerican theameri…
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What a cool city Oct 03, 2011
I had the chance to spend 15 hours in Dubrovnik, Croatia. It was one of the most beautiful places I have seen. I got the chance to swim in the Adriatic sea and go visit old town. Old town is the old city surrounded by walls to keep invaders out. The locals say it once inhabited 7000 people. The locals mostly spoke English. The food was comparable to American dollar so you aren't going to find much of a bargain here being a port for Royal Caribbean. I had 15 hours there and I can spend another week traveling around the countryside.
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Dr_Seuss Dr_Seuss
216 reviews
Dubrovnik Stari Grad Jul 01, 2010
Best, and most likely way you will enter into the Stari Grad is through the Pile Gate. Buses (6)from Lapad terminate here, as does the 4 the runs from the Hotel Palace. Once you go down through the walls you come to Big Onofrio's Fountain.

The main street, the Stadun stretches out in front of you, and has a really unusual way of relecting the light due to the limestone. The Stradun is thronging with tourists, but you have to make your way down it to get to the old port.

At the bottom end of the Strandun it opens out into a square, with the church of Sveti Vlaho , and Little Onofrio's Fountain.

Cut through the gate here and your back out of the walls into the old port and walk along the outside of them to the end of the point for great views of Lokrum. Port is busy with lots of local cruises and boats back and forth to Lokrum.

Coming back into the port it's worth getting off the beaten track and just heading up the many lanes you find here. Let's face it your not going to get lost, you keep hitting the wall. Lot's of nice little houses and apartments and lots of back street restaurants and bars that are a lot cheaper than down near the Stradun.

Well worth spending a few hours wandering around first, if you have a few days here, just to get a feel of the place and get your bearings in the old town of Dubrovnik. Plenty time to see the other attractions, worth taking the time to soak in the atmosphere.

Despite being damaged during the Blakans(Homeland) War there is little sign of any residual damage. There are maps at the enterance to the old town show areas that were damaged, and where a few buildings were destroyed, but it reamins mostly in tact and remarkably pretty.
Pile Gate Into Dubrovnik Stari Grad
Damage To Stari Grad During Homela…
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Stradun in Dubrovnik
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Dr_Seuss says:
I did too Christian, especially away from the Stradun. Nice to just soak it all in :)
Posted on: Aug 10, 2010
Chokk says:
I loved the place:)
Posted on: Aug 10, 2010
poohstanggt poohstan…
133 reviews
UNESCO Site - Pearl of the Adriatic May 28, 2007
We docked in Dubrovnik and prior to this trip, Croatia had not been one of my "must sees" but after visiting, this is definitely one place I'd like to come back and spend more time.

The Old City of Dubrovnik is known as the "Pearl of the Adriatic" and is situated on the Dalmation coastline. The old fortress walls remain and the views are breathtaking. Now an increasingly popular tourist spot, Dubrovnik was once known as one of the most powerful cities in the Adriatic.

Dubrovnik has seen its share of turmoil over the centuries. It was severely damaged by a large earthquake in 1667 but managed to preserve its churchs which has elements of Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque influences. Another earthquake rocked the area in 1979. It was also damaged again in the early 1990's during the war. About two months after I visited in 2007, the highly publicized wildfires hit Croatia but fortunately Old Dubrovnik was spared from any damage.

Dubrovnik is noted for the signature red tile roofs and the fortress walls that dot the coastline. The main street is the Stradun, a polished limestone pedestrian only thoroughfare. The area is well preserved as the city enforces strict rules about upkeep of homes and the signage to shops is limited to a discreet name on the lantern above the door. The only evidence of the recent war is the few mismatched tiles as tourism is thriving and it is refreshing to see as this has to be one of most beautiful areas in the world.

The Old City of Dubrovnik was added to the UNESCO World Heritage site list back in 1979 and extended in 1994.
Chokk says:
It is a fabulous place
Posted on: Aug 10, 2010
liria says:
Been there with my mom in '06. Such a beautiful place.Had the best time!!
Posted on: Oct 20, 2009
mellemel8 says:
OMG i so want to go there!!!!
Posted on: Aug 10, 2008

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